Marcela Serrano

CHILE, 1951

SOR JUANA INÉS DE LA CRUZ PRIZE 1994

FINALIST PLANETA PRIZE 2001

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 art installations (such as body art). Her novels have been published to great success in Europe and Latin America, have been translated into several different languages and adapted into films. A committed feminist and political activist, her works explore gender issues and political debates. Described by the critics as one of the most interesting voices in Latin America, she regularly speaks out against the difficulties faced by women all across the world.

 

"Serrano's work is full with phantasmagoric descriptions and suffused with the lush lyricism that distinguishes the work of Carlos Fuentes and Isabel Allende."

Publishers Weekly

 

“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

© 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

    SHORT STORIES, 2013

     

  • 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

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 2002

  • Antigua vida mía

    NOVEL, 1995

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