Jaime Marchán

Jaime Marchán Romero

Jaime Marchán Romero (Quito, March 15, 1947) is an Ecuadorian writer and politician. In 2013 his novel “Volcán de Niebla” won the Joaquín Gallegos Lara Prize. He studied Political Science at the Pontifical Catholic University (Quito), and earned a PhD at George Washington University (Washington, D.C.). He has served as Ecuador’s ambassador to Yugoslavia (1989-1990), Italy (1990-1992), Austria (1994-1997), Chile (1997-2000), Switzerland (2003-2008), and the United Kingdom (2019-). He has also held various posts in Ecuador’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Interview with Jaime Marchán for the occasion of the publication of his novel Volcán de Niebla (2013)

Circa 2013

Awards and Acknowledgements

  • 1994: Honorable mention at The Pegasus Prize for Literature (Latin America).
  • 2013: Joaquín Gallegos Lara National Fiction Prize.
  • Member of the Ecuadorian Academy of Language (corresponding member in 2011, full member 2013)

Selected works

  • Volcán de Niebla (2013)
  • Destino Estambul (1997), novel translated into Turkish as Yuzgim Istambul in 2002.
  • Dacáveres. Relatos perversos (2004)
  • Itinerario De Trenes: Novela (2000)
  • Derecho internacional del espacio: teoría y política (1990)
  • La otra vestidura (1991)
  • Anaconda park, la más larga noche : novela (2017)

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