Yuliana Ortiz Ruano

Yuliana Ortiz Ruano

Yuliana Ortiz Ruano (Limones, Esmeraldas, Ecuador, 1992) is an Afro-Ecuadorian poet and writer. Several of her poems have been published in printed and digital magazines. Her poetry books include “Sovoz” (2016), “Canciones desde el fin del mundo” [Songs from the end of the world] (2018), and “Cuaderno del imposible retorno a Pangea” [Notebook of the impossible return to Pangea] (2021). She received honorable mention at the international poetry festival, “Poetry in Parallel Zero,” in 2017 and received the National Literature Award in 2021 (Libre Libro poetry category). She is an editor and anthologist at the online poetry magazine Cráneo de Pangea. Her critically-acclaimed debut novel Fiebre de carnaval [Carnival Fever] was published in 2022. In 2023 she won the IESS award for best first novel by a Latin American author under 35 (as part of the award her book will be translated into Italian). She currently lives in Guayaquil.


Yuliana Ortiz Ruano interview
Uploaded to YouTube on October 13,2023.
Yuliana Ortiz Ruano speaking about her novel Fiebre de carnaval winning the IESS Prize
Premiered Jan 28, 2023
Yuliana Ortiz Ruano speaking to a panel about her debut novel Fiebre de carnaval
Uploaded to YouTube on Dec 7, 2022.
Video featuring the poet Yuliana Ortiz
Uploaded to YouTube on Feb 13, 2019
Yuliana Ortiz presents her books Fiebre de carnaval (novel) and Canciones desde el fin del mundo (poetry)
Streamed live on Nov 22, 2022
Yuliana Ortiz Ruano interviewed and reads from her book Cuaderno sobre el imposible retorno a pangea
Streamed live on May 14, 2022
Several authors who took part in the Quito Book Fair 2020
Uploaded to YouTube Dec 10, 2020.
Interview with Yuliana Ortiz – Lunes Feminista (Feminist Mondays)
Uploaded to YouTube on Oct 28, 2019
A conversation with Nicté Toxqui and Yuliana Ortiz Ruano
Uploaded to YouTube on Oct 11, 2021


She earned a degree in literature from the University of the Arts of Ecuador.



  • Nostalgia de la luz (UANL, 2016)
  • Sovoz (Hanan Harawi, Lima, Perú 2016)
  • Canciones desde el fin del mundo (Amauta&Yaguar, Buenos Aires, 2018 – Kikuyo Editorial, Quito 2020 – Libero Editorial, Madrid, 2021).

Her poems have also been included in the following anthologies

  • Antología Harawiq muestra de poesía ecuatoriana y boliviana (Murcielagario Kartonera, 2015)
  • Memorias del recital Paralelo 0 (El Ángel, Ecuador, 2017)
  • Antología Enero en la palabra (Cuzco, Perú 2018)
  • Nubes poesía hispanoamericana (Pre–textos, Madrid, 2019)
  • Liberoamericanas 80 poetas contemporáneas (Liberoamérica, Buenos


  • Fiebre de carnaval (Publisher, ‎La Navaja Suiza Editores, 2022) – read an excerpt here.

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