Sonia Manzano Vela

Sonia Manzano Vela

Sonia Manzano Vela is an Ecuadorian poet, novelist, short story writer and pianist. She was born in Guayaquil on February 27, 1947. Her poetry collection Carcoma con forma de paloma (1986) achieved commercial success. Her short story collection Flujo escarlata (1999) won the Joaquín Gallegos Lara National Fiction Prize. Her first novel, Y no abras la ventana todavía (1993) won the first prize in the “Biennial Ecuadorian Novel” contest. Her last novel, Solo de vino a piano lento (2013), was acclaimed by literary critic Antonio Sacoto as the best novel written by an Ecuadorian woman so far in the 21st century.

Interview Sonia Manzano Vela – Segmento Mentores (Mentors Segment)

Uploaded in the “Comunicación UEES” YouTube channel in 2019

Interview with Sonia Manzano Vela – North American Ecuadorian Center of Guayaquil

North American Ecuadorian Center of Guayaquil, uploaded to YouTube in 2010.

Awards

  • Ecuadorian Feminist Short Story Contest (1989).
  • Joaquín Gallegos Lara National Fiction Prize (1999).
  • Biennial Ecuadorian Novel contest (1993).
  • Jorge Icaza Prize (2015)


Published works

Poetry

  • El nudo y el trino (1972)
  • Casi siempre las tardes (1974)
  • La gota en el cráneo (1976)
  • La semana que no tiene jueves (1978)
  • El ave que todo lo atropella (1980)
  • Caja musical con bailarina incluida (1984)
  • Carcoma con forma de paloma (1986)
  • Full de reinas (1991)
  • Patente de corza (1997)
  • Último regreso a Edén (2007)
  • Espalda mordida por el humo (2014)

Novels

  • Y no abras la ventana todavía (1993)
  • Que se quede el infinito sin estrellas (2001)
  • Eses fatales (2005)
  • Solo de vino a piano lento (2013)

Short-story collections

  • Flujo escarlata (1999)
  • Trata de viejas (2015)

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