Marcelo Lalama Basante was a medical doctor and novelist. He was born in Riobamba, Ecuador in 1942 and died in Quito in 2017. His debut novel Los Nazarenos received the Aurelio Espinoza Pólit Literature Prize in the year 2000 and the Joaquín Gallegos Lara Literature Prize in 2001. His other books include Santamaría de los Volcanes (awarded First Prize in Literature from the Central University of Ecuador in 2008) and Hospital Real de la Misericordia (2013).
- Los Nazarenos (2000)
- Santamaría de los Volcanes (2008)
- Hospital Real de la Misericordia