Orlando Pérez

Orlando Pérez Sanchez

Orlando Pérez Sanchez (Quito, 1963) is an award-winning journalist and writer from Ecuador. In 2002 he published, “La celebración de la libertad,” a collection of interviews with nine writers from Latin America and Spain. In 2013 he published a novel, “La ceniza del adiós,” and a nonfiction book, “Wikileaks en la mitad del mundo,” about the U.S. diplomatic cables in Ecuador published by Wikileaks. In 2014 he co-authored “Caso Chevron: la verdad no contamina” with Nelson Silva.

Constituent assembly

In 2007 he was named communication secretary of Ecuador’s constituent assembly which was tasked with writing Ecuador’s constitution.

Awards

  • 1993. National Research Award from the National Union of Artists and Writers, Cuba.
  • 2004. Special Mention in the Pablo Palacio Story Biennial for his short story, “Estado del alma.”
  • 2008. Eugenio Espejo National Journalism Prize.
  • 2013. Prize for “best journalist in print” bestowed by the National Confederation of journalists of Ecuador.
  • 2015. Eloy Alfaro “Symbol of Freedom” Prize for his research in the Chevron case.

Works

  • Caso Chevrón: la verdad no contamina (2015), journalism/nonfiction.
  • WikiLeaks en la mitad del mundo (2014), journalism/nonfiction.
  • La ceniza del adiós (2013), a novel
  • La celebración de la libertad (2001), a book of interviews with writers from Latin America.
  • Cuba: los años duros, Plaza&Janés, México, 1997.
  • TVoLeer, an essay on reading in children, Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica de Cuba, 1995.
  • La rebelión de Abril, co-author, de Publicaciones de HOY, junio de 2005.
  • Legado y permanencia del Ché, co-author, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, 1998.
  • Ecuador frente al vértigo fatal, co-author, ediciones del diario El Comercio, 1997.

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