Sabrina Duque (Guayaquil, 1979) is an award-winning Ecuadorian journalist, writer, and translator. She was a finalist for the 2015 Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Prize in the Text category for her work “Vasco Pimentel, el oidor.” In 2017, she published “Lama,” a non-fiction account of the survivors of Bento Rodrigues and Paracatú de Baixo, communities in central Brazil devastated by a flood of toxic mud from a mining dam failure. She won the The Michael Jacobs Prize for Travel Writing in 2018 for her book “VolcáNica.” She has lived in Portugal, Costa Rica, Brazil, and Nicaragua, where she conducted research on active volcanoes, and she now resides in the United States. Some of her work has been translated into English, Italian and Portuguese.
Awards and recognitions
- 2018. The Michael Jacobs Prize for Travel Writing for her book VolcáNica
- 2015. Finalist for the Gabriel García Márquez Prize for Journalism in the Text category for her work “Vasco Pimentel, el oidor.”
- 2018. José Peralta Mention for her book “Lama,” by the Secretary of Culture of the Municipality of Quito.
- 2019. José Peralta Prize for her work “VolcáNica,” by the Ministry of Culture of the Municipality of Quito.
- 2021. Finalist for the Sergio González Rodríguez Writing Award for her book “Necesito saber hoy de tu vida.”
Sabrina Duque Interviews
- Lama (2017, Editorial Turbina).
- VolcáNica (2019, Penguin Random House).
- Necesito saber hoy de tu vida (2021, Siamesa Editora)