Magela Baudoin

BOLIVIA, 1973

ANNA SEGHERS PRIZE 2021

Magela Baudoin (Caracas, 1973) is a Bolivian-Venezuelan writer and journalist, the author of a collection of interviews Mujeres de costado (Women to the Side, Plural 2010); the novel El sonido de la H (The Sound of H), which won the National Novel Award in 2014 (Santillana-Bolivia); and the story collection La composición de la sal (Sleeping Dragons, Plural 2014), which won the Gabriel García Márquez Hispano-American Award for the Story in 2015 and has been translated into English, Portuguese and Arabic and published in Spain, Egypt and the United States. Her most recent book Solo vuelo en tu caída (Soaring in the Wake of your Fall), was a finalist in the 6th Ribera del Duero-Páginas de Espuma Award in Spain (2020). Together with Giovanna Rivero and Mariana Ríos, she runs Editorial Mantis, which specializes in publishing the work of women writing in Spanish and also the annual specialized journal El Ansia, which specializes in Bolivian literature. She is the founder and director of the Creative Writing Programme at the Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz (Bolivia). In 2021 she won the Anna Seghers Prize. She is currently taking a doctorate in Literature and the Romance Languages at the University of Oregon (USA).

Magela Baudoin inaugurates the book fair in Calcutta, India, published in Página Siete. (spanish)

"A writer of admirable talent."
Alberto Manguel

© Robert Brockmann

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By Magela Baudoin

  • Death will Come and Shall Have Your Eyes

    SHORT STORIES, 2021

    FINALIST IN THE VI RIBERA DEL DUERO PRIZE This book offers stories of siblings and families riven by resentment and misunderstandings in spite of the love they have for one another... girl...

  • The Sound of H

    NOVEL, 2015

    NATIONAL PRIZE FOR THE NOVEL IN 2014 (BOLIVIA) This story is a desperate cry. It is the cry of H. One day, Mar and Rafaela, teenagers about to leave school, become friends under unusual...

  • Sleeping Dragons

    SHORT STORIES, 2014.

    GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ SPANISH-AMERICAN SHORT-STORY  PRIZE  All the stories in La composición de la sal (The Composition of Salt), portray everyday...

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