Santiago Páez

Santiago Páez

Santiago Páez Gallegos is an Ecuadorian writer of novels, short stories and science fiction. He was born in Quito in 1958. He has studied law, anthropology, and literature in Quito, and earned a PhD in Communications in Madrid, Spain. He is the author of A La Voz Del Carnaval (1992), a study of ethnological and semiology analysis, Profundo en la Galaxia (1994, 2nd Edition, 2003), a book of stories and winner of the José de la Cuadra Prize and Joaquín Gallegos Lara Prize, and the novels, La Reina Mora (1997, 2nd Edition, 1998), finalist of the 1997 Ecuadorian Novel Biennial, Los Archivos de Hilarión (1998), Shamanes y Reyes (1999), and Condena Madre (2000).

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Awards

  • Joaquín Gallegos Lara Prize, for his short story book Profundo en la Galaxia, granted by the Illustrious Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito (1994).
  • Finalist of the Aurelio Espinosa Pólit Prize Competition, for his novel Pirata Viejo (2007).
  • Darío Guevara Mayorga Prize, for his book El secreto de la ocarina (2009).​
  • Darío Guevara Mayorga Prize, for his novel Retratos De Dios (2016).

Works

Novels

  • La reina mora (1997)
  • Los archivos de Hilarión (1998)
  • Shamanes y reyes (1999)
  • Condena madre (2000)
  • Crónicas del breve reino (2006)
  • El secreto de los yumbos (2008)
  • Olvido (2010)
  • Puñal (2012)
  • Antiguas ceremonias (2015)
  • Moradas Provisionales (2018)
  • Los Murmurantes (2020)

Short stories

  • Profundo en la galaxia (1994)
  • Aneurisma (2009)
  • Ecuatox (2013)

Non fiction

  • Artículo de costumbres José Modesto Espinosa (1988)
  • ¡A la voz del carnaval! Análisis semiótico de literatura popular (1992)
  • El cuento ecuatoriano de finales del siglo XX (1999).
  • Itinerarios (2008)

Literatura infantil y juvenil

  • El complot de las mamás (2007)
  • El secreto de la ocarina (2008)
  • Retratos de Dios. Un caso de Baumann y Ayoví, detectives (2016)

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