Margarita Dager-Uscocovich (Guayaquil, October 31, 1967) is an Ecuadorian fiction writer, poet, and columnist. Her debut novel, “No es tiempo de morir” was published in Spanish in 2018 and in English in 2019. Her second novel “Las queremos vivas” (2021), deals with the global trafficking of women, and has Guayaquil and Charlotte, N.C as settings. Her short stories and micro-stories have been published in Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay and the United States. Her poems have been published in the online magazine labelmelatina.com. She is a columnist for the Destinos section of the online magazine La Nota Latina in Miami, FL and Revista Latina NC. She currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Margarita Dager-Uscocovich was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador to a couple from two different cultural backgrounds, a Lebanese father and a Spanish-Portuguese mother. She began writing for the school newspaper when she was twelve years old and later became the editor of the Urdesa High School Newspaper in 1983. She has lived in Europe and America, and currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she has lived for over 10 years.
Breezin’ with Bierman: A Podcast. Margarita Dager-Uscocovich. Episode 15.
Promotional video for the novel “No es tiempo de morir.”
MARGARITA DAGER USCOCOVICH CUENTOS PARA GABO 2 2017
Margarita Dager-Uscocovich – Reads her poem “Amor Sin Democracia”
Margarita Dager-Uscocovich interview about her novel “No es tiempo de morir”
Margarita Dager-Uscocovich speaks about her novel “Las queremos vivas”
Margarita Dager Uscocovich interview – the author speaks about her book “No es tiempo de morir”
Alfredo Del Arroyo interviews Margarita Dager Uscocovich
Margarita Dager Uscocovich on Migrantes en Vuelo
Voces – Voices episodio 4 Margarita Dager-Uscocovich
- No es tiempo de morir (2018) – English translation: It’s Not Time To Die (2019)
- Las queremos vivas (2021)
Selected short stories
- Amá Teresa
- Cien cepilladas
- Muerte en el castillo del Morón
- La tía Carmela y los helados de paila
- Bajo el árbol de acacia
- Sortilegio en el Rincón de los Suspiros
- Sentimientos de Verano