Luís Carlos Mussó

Luís Carlos Mussó

Luís Carlos Mussó (Guayaquil, March 17, 1970) is an Ecuadorian poet and novelist. His first novel Oscurana (2012) won the Felicísimo Rojas Literary Prize and the Joaquín Gallegos Lara Prize. His latest novel Teoría del manglar (2018) is a work that follows the structure of the periodic table of elements and deals with the death of his father. Among his 8 poetry books, Tiniebla de esplendor (2006) and Mea Vulgatea (2014) have won the prestigious Jorge Carrera Andrade Award.

Luís Carlos Mussó Interview

Circa 2007

Luis Carlos Mussó reads a poem entitled “Crónicas”

Circa 2015

Awards

  • César Dávila Andrade National Poetry Prize, for Propagación de la noche (2000).
  • First Prize, National Literature Competition, for Evohé (2007).
  • His first novel Oscurana (2012) won the Felicísimo Rojas Literary Prize and the Joaquín Gallegos Lara Prize.
  • Honorable Mention at the David Ledesma Vásquez National Poetry Competition (2017).
  • His first novel Oscurana (2012) won first place in the Felicísimo Rojas Literary Competitioon and the Joaquín Gallegos Lara Prize.
  • Miguel Riofrío National Literary Award for his novel Teoría del manglar (2017).
  • Jaime Sabines International Poetry Award for Bipsia Blues(2020).

Works

Poetry

  • El libro del sosiego (1997)
  • Propagación de la noche (2000)
  • Tiniebla de esplendor (2006)
  • Minimal hysteria (2008)
  • Evohé (2008)
  • Geometría moral (2010)
  • Cuadernos de Indiana (2011)
  • Mea Vulgatea (2014)

Novels

  • Oscurana (2012)
  • Teoría del manglar (2018)

Non fiction

  • Rostros de la mitad del mundo (2015)

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