Santos Miranda Rojas (Guayaquil, September 12, 1940) is an Ecuadorian novelist and short story writer. He has lived in the city of Manta in the province of Manabi for many years and mostly identifies as Mantanese or Manabite. He was president of the Manabi chapter of the House of Ecuadorian Culture, president of the Manabi chapter of the Latin American Union of Writers, first president of the cultural group Alfaro Camina, director of the Sunday supplement Séptimo Día of the newspaper El Mercurio of Manta. Among his many accolades are the following: First Prize of the Oswaldo Castro Intriago Biennial Novel Award, presented by the House of Ecuadorian Culture, Manabi; the Intercollegiate Read Book Competition, sponsored by the Municipality of Quito; In 2000, his short story “El Niño Pintor” won silver at an international competition hosted by the government of Argentina, the Buenos Aires Lions Club, the Organization of American States, and the Spanish Embassy. Among his best known works is the novel, “La Casa del Nené” (2009) and the narrative book “Criollismo Mágico” (2014).
His parents were Dr. Santos Miranda Argote, a medical doctor (dermatologist), writer and humanist from Guayaquil, and Eugenia Rojas Cabanilla, a nurse and radio announcer who earned her nursing degree from the University of Guayaquil.
Interview with Santos Miranda Rojas about his novel La Casa del Nené
- Coloquios con el diablo (1995)
- Premios Nacionales
- Cuentos de Mi Tierra (2004)
- El Niño Pintor y otros Cuentos Premiados (2007)
- La Casa del Nené (2009) – First Prize of the Oswaldo Castro Intriago Biennial Novel Competition, organized by the House of Ecuadorian Culture in Manabi.
- Joya – (Lima, Peru: Alejo Ediciones, 2010) – an anthology of various Latin American writers compiled by Santiago Risso
- Criollismo Mágico (2014)
- Criollismo mágico II (2016)