José Hidalgo Pallares is an economist and writer from Quito, Ecuador (born 1980). He is the author of the short story books La vida oscura (2003) and Historias cercanas (2005, winner of the Joaquín Gallegos Lara Prize), and El manual de la derrota (2019, winner of the Joaquín Gallegos Lara National Fiction Prize). His novels include Sábados de fútbol (2007) and La búsqueda (2013). His short stories have also been published in anthologies in Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Cuba and the United Kingdom.
José Hidalgo Pallares and his editor interviewed on a show called “Diálogos con Francisco Rocha” about his short story book El Manual de la Derrota
Hidalgo is currently the director of the Corporation for Development Studies (CORDES) and a columnist for the portal 4pelagatos, where he writes about economics and politics.
List of works
Short Story Books
- La vida oscura (2003)
- Historias cercanas (2005) Joaquín Gallegos Lara National Fiction Prize
- El manual de la derrota (2019) Joaquín Gallegos Lara National Fiction Prize
- Sábados de fútbol (2007)
- La búsqueda (2013)