Lucrecia Maldonado

Lucrecia Maldonado

María Lucrecia Sofía Maldonado Rodríguez has written novels, poetry, short stories, children’s literature, and nonfiction. She was born in Quito, Ecuador on May 24, 1962. Since 1991 Maldonado has been a language and literature professor at the American School of Quito. Her first novel Salvo el calvario (2005) won the prestigious Aurelio Espinosa Pólit National Prize for Literature.

Lucrecia Maldonado interview on La caja de pandora

Lucrecia Maldonado on a program called La Caja de Pandora, year unknown

Lucrecia Maldonado interview on La Poderosa Media Project

Produced by La Poderosa Media Project in collaboration with the University of San Francisco, Quito, and the Ministry of Culture and Heritage of Ecuador, circa 2019.

Advice for writers by Lucrecia Maldonado

Lucrecia Maldonado giving advice to writers. Presented by the “Kafka Escuela de Escritores” circa 2015.

List of works

Novels

  • Salvo el calvario (2005), winner of the Aurelio Espinosa Pólit National Prize for Literature.
  • Un piano en la oscuridad (2016)

Short stories

  • No es el amor quien muere (1994, 2004)
  • Mi sombra te ha de hacer falta (1998)
  • Todos los armarios (2002)
  • Como el silencio (2004)​

Poetry

  • Ganas de hablar (2005), finalist in the poetry contest “Jorge Carrera Andrade”
  • Libro de los afectos (2012)
  • Misfits (2014), co-writtern with the Mexican poet José Ángel Leyva

Children’s and teenage literature

  • Pactos solitarios (2006), juvenile novel
  • 99 maneras de controlar el llanto (2007), juvenile novel
  • Bip-bip (2008), short stories for teens, “J.C. Coba” International Children’s Literature Prize
  • Mamá, ya salió el sol (2010), juvenile novel
  • Las alas de la soledad (2012), juvenile novel, Darío Guevara Mayorga Prize.
  • Cuando se apaga la luz (2014), children’s stories
  • El ruido de la lluvia en la ventana (2015), juvenile story

Nonfiction

  • Érase un niño que un día descubrió el aire de la calle (2006), a nonfiction book about the songs of Joan Manuel Serrat

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