Mónica Ojeda
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Mónica Ojeda

Ecuador | 1988
Member of the List of Bogota 39-2017: the best Latin American writers under 39.
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Bachelor degree in Communication Studies with a mention in Literature, she also has a Master in Creative Writing and Culture’s Theory and Criticism. She taught at the Catholic University in Santiago de Guayaquil.

Currently she lives in Madrid, where she is taking a PhD in Humanities focused in erotic and porn Latin American literature.

She published the novels Nefando in 2016, which received spectacular reviews, and La desfiguración de Silvia, Alba Narrative Prize in 2014. She was also included in the anthology Emergencias. Doce cuentos iberoamericanos in 2013 and she published the story Caninos in 2017. With her first poetry book, El ciclo de las piedras won the Desembarco National Poetry Prize in 2015.

 

One of the most powerful Latin American novelists today. Carlos Pardo, Babelia, El País

A breath of fresh air shaking the Latin American literature. Xavi Ayén, La Vanguardia

One of the greatest promises among the new generations of Latin American writers. Juan Ángel Juristo, ABC

She might become addictive. Ricardo Baixeras, El Periódico de Catalunya

One of the indispensable names from the Latin American new narrative. David Pérez Vega, Revista Eñe

Someone writing like this cannot be just 30 years old. María Fernanda Ampuero, El Telégrafo

(…) one the best narrators that has appeared in the last years. Paula Corroto, Librotea

Works

Nefando. Novel, 2016