Marialuz Albuja Bayas

Marialuz Albuja Bayas

Marialuz Albuja Bayas (Quito, 1972) is an Ecuadorian poet, writer, translator, and university professor. She is the author of several poetry collections, including “Las naranjas y el mar,” “Llevo de la luna un rayo,” “Paisaje de sal,” and “La pendiente imposible,” which received numerous awards and was published by Ecuador’s Ministry of Culture, as well as “Detrás de la brisa,” which received honorable mention at the César Dávila Andrade Award. She has also written two novels: “En caso emergencia (no) rompa el vidrio”and Maura.” In 2017 and 2019 respectively, both books received the Darío Guevara Mayorga Award for best published novel. Some of her work has been translated into English, Portuguese, French, Italian and Arabic, and has appeared in anthologies and publications throughout Latin America and Europe. She has worked as a professor at the Universidad de Los Hemisferios (University of the Hemispheres) in Quito.


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  • Her poetry collection, La pendiente imposible (2008), was awarded the Proyectos Literarios Nacionales by Ecuador’s Ministry of Culture and published by the same. 
  • Her poetry collection, Detrás de la brisa  (2013), received special mention at the César Dávila Andrade Award.
  • In 2016, the trajectory of her work was awarded the Dámaso Alonso award from the Academia Hispanoamericana de Buenas Letras in the category of literary creation.
  • Her novel, En caso emergencia (no) rompa el vidrio (Editorial SM, 2017), received the Darío Guevara Mayorga Award, 2017.
  • Her novel, Maura (Editorial SM, 2019), received the Darío Guevara Mayorga Award, 2019.


Marialuz Albuja has a master’s degree in Cultural Studies with a mention in Hispano-American Literature from the Simón Bolívar Andean University, Ecuador (UASB).



  • Las naranjas y el mar
  • Llevo de la luna un rayo
  • Paisaje de sal
  • La pendiente imposible
  • Detrás de la brisa
  • Cristales invisibles
  • El último peldaño


  • En caso emergencia (no) rompa el vidrio
  • Maura

Children’s literature

Books of poetry and short stories

  • Cuando cierro mis ojos
  • Cuando duerme el sol
  • Aunque no sea cuento de hadas esta historia
  • De viento y sol

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