Luis Zúñiga (Quito, 1955) is an Ecuadorian novelist, poet and writer. He studied anthropology in Ecuador and Italy and has vast experience working in the Andes region. He has also served in Cuba as a diplomatic and cultural emissary. He has written 3 poetry collections and 5 novels. In 1991, his historical novel “Manuela” won the Joaquín Gallegos Lara Prize. It has been published in Ecuador and in Colombia, Cuba, Peru and Venezuela. His 2010 novel, “Un As de alto vuelo” (2010) pays tribute to the Italian pilot Elia Liut who made the first flight over the Andes of Ecuador in 1920. Luis Zúñiga published his latest novel, ”Karaoke,” in 2015, about the virtual world, communication and the new existential crisis of contemporary civilization.
Luis Zúñiga earned his high school diploma from the Colegio San Gabriel of Quito, Ecuador, and the studied anthropology and archeology at the Catholic University in Quito, Ecuador, the Universitá Degli Studi “La Sapienza” in Rome, Italy, and the Universitá Internazionale Dell’Arte in Florence, Italy.
- Manuela (1991), a historical novel about Manuela Saenz which won the Joaquín Gallegos Lara National Literature Prize, and was published in Ecuador and in Colombia, Cuba, Peru and Venezuela.
- Rayo (1997), First Jury Mention at the Ecuadorian Novel Biennial.
- Extasia (2007), jury mention at the Joaquín Gallegos Lara National Literature Prize.
- Un As de alto vuelo (2010), a novel that pays tribute to the Italian pilot Elia Liut, who made the first flight over the Andes of Ecuador, in 1920.
La celebración (2009)
- Ruidos intercostales (1982)
- Del barrio a la ciudad (1985)
- Versiones (1996).