María Fernanda Ampuero

María Fernanda Ampuero

María Fernanda Ampuero is an Ecuadorian writer, journalist and feminist. She was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador on April 14, 1976. In 2018, Ampuero’s first book of short stories Pelea de gallos (2018; translated into English as Cockfight in 2020) received the Joaquín Gallegos Lara Prize.

Ampuero leads the international wave of Ecuadorian writers.

New York Times en Español

This Ecuadorian short story collection [Cockfight] explores domestic horrors and everyday violence, a “grotesque, unflinching” portrait of twenty-first-century Latin America.

(Publishers Weekly)

Interview with María Fernanda Ampuero about feminism, polítics and literature.

Circa 2019

María Fernanda Ampuero gets interviewed by Atanea Cruz about literature.

Circa 2020

Works

  • Lo que aprendí en la peluquería (2011)
  • Permiso de residencia (2013)
  • Pelea de gallos (2018) – translated into English by Frances Riddle as Cockfight (2020).

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