Gloria Macher 

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  • The International Latino Book Award 2014”, USA
  • Finalist of the "Verbum Iberoamerican Novel Award 2017", Spain
  • Finalist of the "IV International Narrative Award: Exemplary Novels 2018",  Spain
  • Finalist for the Best Script in the 2021 Europa Film Festival for the short film I Want More Life to Love !

Award-winning author Gloria Macher is a Canadian Peruvian-born writer living in Montreal exploring social, political, ecological and existential themes that fuel our reflection on the human condition. She is considered a main exponent of the contemporary humanistic literary scene.

The author has published five novels, a book of short stories and a poetry book: Las arterias de don Fernando (2013), Mi reina (2014), La gringa del parque (2015), Flor de Araribá (2017), Viajando por Precipicios (2016), Protocolo 48 (2019) and Desplazamientos (2021) . Las arterias de don Fernando, won the “The International Latino Book Award 2014” awarded by the American organization Latin Literacy Now. Flor de Araribá is a Finalist of the "Verbum Iberoamerican Novel Award 2017", Spain. Protocolo 48 is a Finalist of the "IV International Narrative Award : Exemplary Novels 2018", in homage to Miguel de Cervantes - Faculty of Letters of the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. Her novels were presented in the cities of Mexico, Guadalajara, Lima, Bogotá, Montreal, Ottawa, and Madrid.

Her short stories and poetry, in Spanish, English, and French, have been published in various anthologies and literary magazines in Canada, like Montreal Serai, The Nashwaak Review, In/Words Magazine and Press, and Kola Magazine, and others abroad. Gloria is a frequent guest at various poetic events in Montreal and has participated with her poetry in French, English, and Spanish at the Montreal International Poetry Festival, the World Festival of Poetry, and the Marrakech International Poetry Festival in 2020 and the Ibero-American Book Fair in Canada (2020, 2021).  As a poet, she has collaborated with various visual artists. The verses of Displacements accompany works in the field of lithography and are part of the script of the short film I want more Life to Love !, finalist in the script category of the Europa Film Festival 2021. 

She was born in Lima, Peru, and resides in Montreal. She earned a BA from McGill University and an MA from the University of Montreal. She worked in the field of scientific research in the area of ​​health in Quebec and followed courses in Medical Anthropology at McGill University. Gloria is a member of the Committee of Writers of the International PEN, of the UNEQ, Union des écrivaines et des écrivains du Quebec, Quebec Writer's Federation, Canadian Association of Hispanists and a member of the consultation committee of the Spanish and Portuguese chapter of the Metropolis Blue International Festival in Montreal.


"Desplazamientos" (2021).  Editorial Verbum, Madrid. (poetry)

"Protocolo 48" (2019).  Editorial Verbum, Madrid. (novel)

''Flor de araribá'' (2017). Editorial Verbum, Madrid. (novel)

''Viajando por precipicios'' (2016). Editorial Verbum, Madrid.  (short stories)

''La gringa del parque'' (2015). Editorial Verbum, Madrid. (novel)

''Mi reina'' (2015).(Second edition). Editorial Verbum, Madrid. (novel)

''Las arterias de don Fernando'' (2014). (Second edition).Editorial Verbum, Madrid. (novel)

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  • The International Latino Book Award 2014, United States
  • Finalist of the "Verbum Iberoamerican Novel Award 2017", Spain
  • Finalist of the "IV International Narrative Award: Exemplary Novels 2018",  Spain
  • Grant of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) for the translation of Las Arterias de don Fernando 2021 into French, Canada
  • Finalist for the Best Script in the 2021 Europa Film Festival for the short film I Want More Life to Love !


  • Macher, Gloria. Mille Constellations, In : Mille Constellations, Rouyn-Noranda, Michel Gosselin Éditeur, 2022 (collaboration with visual artist Joanne Poitras) (poetry)
  • Macher, Gloria, Torbellinos de barro, In : Arte y literatura Hispanocanadiense, Ottawa : FILBO Canada, 2022, pp.86 (poetry)
  • Macher, Gloria. La bordadora de fronteras, In: Relatos Entrecruzados. Ramón Sepúlveda, (Editor). Ottawa: Editorial Mapalé, Canada, 2020, pp. 103. (short story)
  • Macher, Gloria. El caballero metálico. In: Hilar historias: Antalogía de escritoras latinocanadienses, Lady Rojas et Sophie Lavoie (Editors) Québec: Éditions de l'Ancre, 2020, pp. 97. ( short story )
  • Macher, Gloria. Flor de miel. In : Canadografía - Antología Narrativa Latinocanadiense. Jorge Etcheverry (Editor). Santiago de Chile, Chile : Editorial Montecristo Cartonero, 2017, pp. 50-53. ( short story )
  • Macher, Gloria. El maletín. In: Construyendo memoria: Escritoras Latinocanadienses en el nuevo milenio. Lady Rojas Benavente et Sophie M. Lavoie (Editors) Ottawa, Canada: Split Quotation, 2016, p. 53-56. ( short story )
  • Macher, Gloria. La bella adormecida. In : Letras de Maple - Antología de escritura hispano-canadiense. Ricardo Camarena Castellano (Editor). Ottawa, Canada : Split Quotation, 2016, pp. 53. ( short story )
  • Macher, Gloria. Bitches Brew. In : Letras de Maple - Antología de escritura hispano-canadiense. Ricardo Camarena Castellano (Editor). Ottawa, Canada : Split Quotation, 2016, pp. 56. ( short story )


  • Macher, Gloria. Pororoca, In : Montréal Serai (on line), vol. 35, no. 2, Popular Culture and Vigilantism Issue, 2022. (poetry)

  • Macher, Gloria. Poetry Writing, In : Poets on Craft (on line). Bunkong Tuon (Editor), March 14, 2022 (essay)
  • Macher, Gloria. Celestial Bodies, poems selection. In : Ellipse Magazine (on line). #91-92 Translation, 2022. (poetry)

  • Macher, Gloria. The Painted Earthling, In: Montréal Serai (on line), vol. 34, no. 2, Just Art Issue, 2021. (short story)
  • Macher, Gloria. Roger. In: The Nashwaak Review, Stewart Donovan (Editor). Frederick, NB: Thomas University Press, 2019, pp. 117. (short story)
  • Macher, Gloria. The Unnamed. In: Dis(s)ent, George Elliot Clarke et Sanita Fejzic, (Editors). Ottawa: In/Words Magazine and Press, 2018, pp. 68. ( short story )
  • Macher, Gloria. The Briefcase Man, In: KOLA, Horace I. Goddard, (Editor) Québec: Black Writers' Guild, Vol. 29, No. 2. Autumn 2017, pp. 21. ( short story )
  • Macher, Gloria. El capoeirista y otro poema a la vera del mar. In : Revista Hispanophone (on line). October, 2016. (poetry)
  • Macher, Gloria. Todas en una. In : Eleventh Mural and Virtual Exhibit on virtual poetry in tribute to Chiqui Vicioso, (on line). Congress of the Hispanic Canadian Association, June, 2015, (poetry)
  • Macher, Gloria. La sin nombre. In : Letras de dos ciudades, Jornada Boreal V de escritores hispanocanadienses (on line). Ottawa and Montreal : Qantati eBooks, 2014. ( short story )


  • Macher, Gloria et Sire, Cora. I want more Life to Love ! , Grant of Canada Council of the Arts 2020. (poetic short film)


  • Ibero-American Book Fair in Canada, Ottawa, October 2021

  • Maison des écrivains de la UNEQ (Union des écrivains et écrivaines du Québec), Montreal, Canada, October 2015, March 2017 et May 2018
  • Editorial Verbum, Madrid, Spain, April 2018
  • Instituto Raúl Porras Barrenechea de la Universidad Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru, August 2016
  • Librería Las Américas, Montreal, Canada, February 2016
  • Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain, May 2015
  • Librería Bonilla, Coyoacán, Mexico City, May 2015
  • Centro Cultural de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru, June 2014



  • Discussion Panel «Latin America Ecological Feminism », Blue Metropolis Literary Festival, Montreal, Canada, et Filbogota, Colombia, 2021
  • Discussion Panel «Are writers that are also translators best fitted to translate? » Blue Metropolis Literary Festival, Montreal, Canada, 2019
  • Conference «The social and political realities in my work » Institut Pédagogique San Francisco de Asis de Chincha, Peru, May, 2019
  • Conference «Literature and reality - International Day of violence against woman», Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. November, 2018
  • Discussion Panel «Migration, community and origins », Espace de la Diversité and Lectures Logos. Montreal, Canada, November, 2018
  • Discussion Panel «Translation : Recipe for literary translation »,  Blue Metropolis Literary Festival, Montreal, Canada, April, 2018
  • Discussion Panel «Hispanic literature in a multicultural Quebec», Blue Metropolis Literary Festival, Montreal, Canada, April, 2018  
  • Discussion Panel «Cosmic Vision of the Andes »,  Blue Metropolis Literary Festival, Montreal, Canada , April, 2018
  • Guest speaker at Concordia University at the Hispanic Department, Montreal, Canada, March 2017, February 2016, January 2015, March, May, September and November 2015, November 2013


  • Argo Bookshop, Montreal, Canada, January 2019, February 2018, 2019,2020, 2021, February and September 2022, 2023
  • McGill Visual Arts Centre, Montreal, Canada, organized by Iona Martonfi, September 2016, March 2017, June 2018, 2019
  • Poetic Readings «Voces Hermanas » at La Petit Marche, Montreal, Canada, October 2018
  • Concordia University  : Équipe Péruvienne-Internationale (CEPI), Journées de la culture, Montreal, Canada, September 2016
  • Galerie d'art, Espace Mushagalusa de Montreal, Canada, August 2016
  • The Yellow Door Readings, Montreal, Canada, organized by Ilona Martonfi, September 2017, May 2016
  • Lapalabrava organized by Hugh Hazelton, Montreal, Canada, September 2015, May 2018, 2019,2020
  • Critique canadienne littéraire des écrivaines hispanophones (CCLEH), Université of York, June 2017, Concordia University, May 2016, Ottawa University, June 2015 and April 2014
  • Colloque des étudiants du département des études hispaniques de l'Université Concordia, Montreal, Canada, January 2016, 2015
  • Festival de l'image et des mots, Centre for Excellence, York University, Toronto, Canada, November 2014


  • A.M. Klein Poetry Prize 2021, QWF (Quebec Writers’ Federation)
  • Programme Écrivains au CEGEP, QWF (Quebec Writers’ Federation) and UNEQ (Union des écrivains et écrivaines du Québec), Montreal, Canada, August 2018, 2019
  • International Award of Exemplary Novels , University of Castilla- La Mancha and Editorial Verbum, Spain, 2016
  • Ghost story award, Editorial Verbum, Spain, 2015.


PEN International Writers Commission (Peru)

UNEQ, Union des écrivaines et des écrivains du Québec (Canada)

CAH, Canadian Association of Hispanists (Canada)

QWF, Quebec Writers’ Federation (Canada)