Salvador Izquierdo

Salvador Izquierdo

Salvador Izquierdo, pseudonym of Jorge Izquierdo Salvador (London, UK, 1980) is an Ecuadorian writer. He has dual British and Ecuadorian citizenship. He earned a PhD in Latin American studies from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. His first novella “El deslenguado de Portete” (2006) was the Second Prize winner of the Medardo Ángel Silva Award. Along with Javier Izquierdo, he is the co-screenwriter of the films “Un Secreto en la Caja” (2016) and “Panamá” (2019). In 2019, Izquierdo’s novel “El nuevo Zaldumbide” [The New Zaldumbide] was awarded the Joaquín Gallegos Lara National Fiction Prize for best novel of the year.


Interview with Salvador Izquierdo (Jorge Izquierdo Salvador). Premiered on YouTube on Nov 21, 2020.
Conversation between Salvador Izquierdo and Mariela Herrero. Uploaded to YouTube on Oct 14, 2021.


  • 2006: Pablo Palacio Award for a short story.
  • 2006: Medardo Ángel Silva Award for his novella “El deslenguado de Portete.”
  • 2008: Second Prize for his short story book “Autogol” from the Ministry of Culture.
  • 2019: Joaquín Gallegos Lara National Fiction Prize for his shot novel “El nuevo Zaldumbide.”



  • El deslenguado de Portete (2006)
  • Una comunidad abstracta (2015)
  • Té Faruru (2016)
  • El nuevo Zaldumbide (2019)

Short stories

  • Autogol (2008)
  • Te perdono régimen (2017)
  • ¿Cómo estás? (2020)9

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