Eliécer Cárdenas

Eliécer Cárdenas Espinosa (Cañar, December 10, 1950 – September 26, 2021) was an Ecuadorian novelist, short story writer, playwright and journalist. His novel Polvo y ceniza (1979) is the best-selling novel in Ecuador. He was a prolific author with over 20 books to his credit, including novels, short story collections, plays, and nonfiction. His play Morir en Vilcabamba (1988) was awarded the Aurelio Espinosa Pólit Prize. He was a member of the Ecuadorian Academy of Language since 2016.

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