Raúl Pérez Torres

Raúl Pérez Torres

Raúl Pérez Torres (Quito, May 11, 1941) is an Ecuadorian writer and cultural promoter. In 1980 his book of short stories En la noche y en la niebla won the Casa de las Américas Prize (Havana, Cuba), which is one of Latin America’s oldest and most prestigious literary prizes. In 1995 Pérez’ short story Sólo cenizas hallarás won the Juan Rulfo Prize (France) and the Julio Cortazar Prize. From 2000-2019, Pérez served as the president of the Ecuadorian House of Culture in Quito, and from 2017-2019 served as Ecuador’s Minister of Culture.

Raúl Pérez Torres interview (in English)

Year created unknown. Uploaded to Youtube in 2015.
Raúl Pérez Torres on the show La Caja de Pandora.
Circa 2009 – 2015.

Works

Stories

  • Da llevando (1970)
  • Manual para mover las fichas (1973)
  • Micaela y otros cuentos (1976)
  • Musiquero joven, musiquero viejo (1977)
  • En la noche y en la niebla (1980)
  • Un saco de alacranes (1989)
  • Los últimos hijos del bolero (1997) – translated into Polish as Ostatnie dzieci bolera by Anna Stąpór in 2011.
  • Solo cenizas y otros cuentos: antologia personal (2000)
  • Usted es la culpable: cuentos de amor (2017)
  • Papiro ciego: antología (2004)

Novel

  • Teoría del desencanto (1985)
  • Fresa y chocolate: el lobo, el bosque y el hombre nuevo (1999), Brief novel which explores the theme of homosexuality in post-revolutionary Cuba.

Poetry

  • Poemas para tocarte (1994)

Anthology

  • La mano que habla (2017)

Nonfiction

Breves apuntes sobre la literatura ecuatoriana y norteamericana (1997)

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