Marcelo Báez

Marcelo Báez Meza

Marcelo Rafael Báez Meza (Guayaquil, April 24, 1969) is an Ecuadorian poet, novelist, translator, and film critic. He has earned a myriad of awards for his books. He won first place in the National Literature Contest of the House of Ecuadorian Culture on three occasions (1997, 2005 and 2013). His prize-winning novels include “Catador de arenas” (2010) and “Nunca más Amarilis” (2018). In 2012 his poetry book “El mismo mar de todas Las Habanas” won the Aurelio Espinosa Pólit Prize. He is currently the dean of the Art, Design and Audiovisual Communication Department of the Superior Polytechnic School of the Littoral (ESPOL) in Guayaquil.

Translation

Marcelo Báez’s book Lengua, me has vencido, antología de poesía ecuatoriana contemporánea (You have defeated me. Contemporary Ecuadorean poems; 2017) is a collection of English-translated poems of 13 Ecuadorian poets. The book includes poems by: César Dávila Andrade, Efraín Jara Idrovo, Jorge Enrique Adoum, Ileana Espinel, Catalina Sojos, María Paulina Briones Layana, Mónica Ojeda, Maritza Cino Alvear, Ernesto Carrión, among others.

Works

Novel

TitleYearGenreAwards
Tan lejos, tan cerca1996Novel
Tierra de Nadia2000Novel
Catador de arenas2010Novel2005 National Literature Prize (in the Novel genre) from the House of Ecuadorian Culture. Originally titled Jet Lag.
Nunca más Amarilis2018NovelMiguel Donoso Pareja Short Novel Prize
El buen ladrón2019Novel
Puerto sin rostros1996Poetry
Hijas de fin de milenio1997PoetryCésar Dávila Andrade National Poetry Prize
Palincesto1998Poetry1997 National Literature Prize (in the Poetry genre) from the House of Ecuadorian Culture.
El mismo mar de todas Las Havanas2012PoetryAurelio Espinosa Pólit Prize
Babelia Express2014Poetry2013 National Literature Prize (in the Poetry genre) from the House of Ecuadorian Culture. Originally titled Cuadernos romanos.
Movimientos para bosquejar un rostro1993Short story
Bonsáis1993Short storyJorge Salazar Short Story Prize
Lienzos y camafeos2012Short story
Adivina quién cumplió cien años1996Other
El gabinete del doctor Cineman2006Other
Volumetrías2014Other

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