Marcela Serrano

CHILE, 1951

Marcela Serrano has a degree in Engraving from the Universidad Católica and between 1967 and 1983 worked in different fields of the visual arts, especially artistic installations (such as body art). She has written several novels that have been published to great success in Latin America and Europe, adapted for cinema and translated into several languages, including Nosotras que nos queremos tanto (We Love Each Other So Much), which won the Premio Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz for best Hispano-American novel written by a woman in 1994, the same year that Para que no me olvides (So You Don't Forget Me) won the Premio Municipal de Santiago. Other novels by Serrano include Antigua vida mía (My Old Life); El albergue de las mujeres tristes (The Home for Sad Women), Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (Our Lady of Solitude); Lo que está en mi corazón (What's in my Heart), a finalist in the Premio Planeta; Hasta siempre mujercitas (Goodbye Forever Little Woman); La llorona (The Weeper) and Diez mujeres (Ten Women). She is also the author of a short story collection, Dulce enemiga mía (My Sweet Enemy).

“Her novels are shrewd and lucidly feminine.

Reading Marcela Serrano is like peering into the eyes

of all the women in the world."

Arturo Pérez-Reverte


“Marcela Serrano is Sherezade's heir...

Thanks to writers like Marcela life will never have the final word."

Carlos Fuentes


"Listening to stories gives you many lives, telling them dims loneliness."

Marcela Serrano

© Gabriel Renie

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By Marcela Serrano

  • The Blanket

    NOVEL, 2019

    In November 2017, the journalist Margarita Serrano finally lost a long battle with cancer. Devastated, her sister Marcela found solace in a country retreat and writing: it was the only way for...

  • La Novena

    NOVEL, 2016

    Following an absurd misunderstanding, Miguel Flores, a university student, is arrested at a protest march against the Pinochet dictatorship. After spending a few days in a local jail, he is sent...

  • My Sweet Enemy



  • Ten Women

    NOVEL, 2011

    Nine women -as different as they are unknown to each other- come together to share their stories before a tenth one. Completely convinced that the healing of wounds happens only when the chains...

  • The Weeping Woman

    NOVEL, 2008

    The main character of this novel will fight against the theft of infants, a crime no one seemed willing to stand up to and which the narrator experienced firsthand, without even a minimum of...

  • So Long, Little Women

    NOVEL, 2004

    Four cousins see themselves reflected in the four sisters of Louise-May Alcott’s classic, who they used to copy in their games as children and who in some way have governed the courses of...

  • El cristal de miedo


  • Antigua vida mía

    NOVEL, 1995

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