Pedro Artieda

Pedro Artieda Santacruz

Pedro Artieda Santacruz (Quito, 1964) is a psychologist, novelist, short story writer, journalist, essayist, literary critic, and professor. In 2003, he published a study entitled “La homosexualidad masculina en la narrativa ecuatoriana” [Male Homosexuality in the Ecuadorian Narrative], which won the Manuela Saénz Prize in 2004. In 2001, he published his first novel entitled “Nadie sabe con certeza” [Nobody Knows For Sure], followed by a psychological science fiction novel entitled, “La última pared roja” [The Last Red Wall]. In 2011, he published a book of short stories entitled “Lo oculto de la noche” [The Hidden Night], and in 2013, he published his third novel, “Bajo el hábito” [Under the Habit], which received an honorable mention at the Joaquín Gallegos Lara Prize for best novel of the year. It tells the story of a transgender Franciscan living in a monastery in Quito. He has worked for the Ecuadorian newspapers El Comercio and Hoy. His articles about literature, cinema and gender have been published in various magazines such as Diners, El Búho and Vistazo, among others.


Pedro Artieda Santacruz has a master’s degree in cultural studies with a mention in Latin American literature from the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar [Simon Bolivar Andean University]. He is also a Clinical Psychologist and writer.


Pedro Artieda is gay.


  • Nadie sabe con certeza (2001, novel)
  • La homosexualidad masculina en la narrativa ecuatoriana (2003, essay)
  • La última pared roja (2011, novel)
  • Lo oculto de la noche (2011, short stories)
  • Bajo el hábito (2013, novel)
  • Invertidos y marimachos: Ficciones queer en la poética latinoamericana (essay/literary-criticism) – expected to be published in 2022.

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