Gloria Macher 

Click here to edit subtitle

  • 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

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. ISBN: 978-84-1337-672-1 (poetry)

"Protocolo 48" (2019).  Editorial Verbum, Madrid. ISBN: 978-84-9074-834-3 (novel)

''Flor de araribá'' (2017). Editorial Verbum, Madrid. ISBN: 978-84-9074-398-0 (novel)

''Viajando por precipicios'' (2016). Editorial Verbum, Madrid. ISBN: 978-84-9074-398-0 (short stories)

''La gringa del parque'' (2015). Editorial Verbum, Madrid. ISBN: 978-84-9074-233-4 (novel)

''Mi reina'' (2015).(Second edition). Editorial Verbum, Madrid.ISBN: 978-84-9074-158-0 (novel)

''Las arterias de don Fernando'' (2014). (Second edition).Editorial Verbum, Madrid. ISBN: 978-84-9074-107-8 (novel)

Editorial Verbum website:

Anthologies, virtual publications and digital presentations

Macher, Gloria (2021). "The Painted Earthling". Montréal Serai. Vol. 34 No. 2, Just Art Issue,

Macher, Gloria and Sire, Cora (2020). "I want more life to love" short film funded by Canada Arts Council  (poetry)      

Macher, Gloria (2020). "La bordadora de fronteras". Ramón Sepúlveda (Compilador). Relatos Entrecruzados. Editorial Mapalé, Ottawa, Canadá, p.103 (short story)

Macher, Gloria (2020). "El caballero metálico". Lady Rojas y Sophie Lavoie (Editoras). Hilar historias: Antalogía de escritoras latinocanadienses. Éditions de l'Ancre, 2020, Quebec, Canadá, p.97 (short story)

Macher, Gloria (2019). "Roger". Stewart Donovan (Editors). The Nashwaak Review, St. Thomas University, Frederick, NB, p. 117 (short story)

Macher, Gloria (2018). "The Unnamed". George Elliot Clarke and Sanita Fejzic (Editors). Dis(s)ent, In/Words Magazine and Press, p. 68 (short story)

Macher, Gloria (2017). "The Briefcase Man". Horace I. Goddard (Editor). KOLA, Vol. 29, No. 2. Fall 2017, Black Writers' Guild, Quebec, Canada, p. 21 (short story)

Macher, Gloria (2017). "Flor de miel". Jorge Etcheverry (Editor). Canadografía - Antología Narrativa Latinocanadiense. Chile: Editorial Montecristo Cartonero, 2017, p.50, p.53 (short story)

Macher, Gloria (2017). "El maletin". Lady Rojas Benavente and Sophie M.Lavoie (Editors). Construyendo memoria: Escritoras Latinocanadienses en el nuevo milenio. Ottawa, Canada: Split Quotation, 2016, p53,p.56 (short story)

Macher, Gloria (2017). “Elegía a la muerte”. Angel Mota (Editor), Israel Mota Berriozabal. World Press.


Macher, Gloria (2016). "La bella adormecida" and "Bitches Brew". Ricardo Camarena Castellanos (Editor).Letras de Maple - Antología de escritura hispano-canadiense. Ottawa, Canada: Split Quotation, 2016, p53,p.56 (short story)

Macher, Gloria, El capoeirista y otro poema a la vera del mar, Revista Hispanophone, Sección Creación, Poesía, October 3, 2016 (poetry)

Macher, Gloria, Todas en una, Eleventh Mural and Virtual Exhibit on virtual poetry in tribute to Chiqui Vicioso, Congress of the Hispanic Canadian Association, June 2015 (poetry)

Macher, Gloria, La sin nombre, Letras de dos ciudades, Jornada Boreal V de escritores hispanocanadienses: Ottawa and Montreal, Qantati eBooks, 2014 (short story)

Awards and recognitions

  • Las Arterias de don Fernando: "The International Latino Book Award 2014”, USA
  • Flor de araribá: Finalist of the "Verbum Iberoamerican Novel Award 2017", Spain
  • Protocolo 48: Finalist of the "IV International Narrative Award: Exemplary Novels 2018", Spain
  • Grant by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) for a translation of a novel, Canada

Book Launches

  • Ibero-American Book Fair in Canada, Ottawa, October 2020
  • 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
  • Maison des écrivains de la UNEQ (Union des écrivains et écrivaines du Québec), Montreal, Canada, October 2015, March 2017, May 2018
  • Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain, May 2015
  • Librería Bonilla, Coyoacán, Mexico, May 2015
  • Centro Cultural de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Lima, Peru, June 2014

Book fairs and Festivals

  • Ibero-American Book Fair in Canada, 2021
  • Festival de la poésie de Montréal, 2020
  • World Festival of Poetry, 2020
  • International Poetry Festival of Marrakech, 2020 
  • Bogota International Book Fair, Colombia, 2019
  • Salon du livre de Montréal, 2019
  • Blue Metropolis Literary Festival, Montreal, 2018, 2019
  • Guadalajara International Book Fair, Mexico, 2016
  • Lima International Book Fair, Peru, 2016
  • Madrid International Book Fair, Spain, 2015

Discussion Panels and Conferences

  • Panel discussion on Latin America Ecological Feminism,  Blue Metropolis Literary Festival, Montreal, Canada, and Filbogota, Colombia, 2021
  • Panel discussion on Are writers that are also translators best fitted to translate? Blue Metropolis Literary Festival, Montreal, Canada, 2019
  • Conference about the Political and Social Realities in my work at the Pedagogical Institute San Francisco de Asis de Chincha, Peru, May 2019
  • Conference on Literature and Reality in the International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Woman. Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. November 26, 2018
  • Discussion Panel on Migration, Community, and Rootedness. Espace de la Diversité and Lectures Logos. Montreal, Canada, November 16, 2018
  • Discussion Panel on Translation: Recipe for literary translation. Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival, Montreal, Canada, April 26, 2018
  • Discussion Panel on Hispanic Canadian Writing in a Multicultural Quebec. Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival, Montreal, Canada, April 27, 2018
  • Discussion Panel on Andean Cosmo Vision, Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival, Montreal, Canada, April 28, 2018
  • Invited to present and talk about my work in Spanish literature courses, Professor Lady Rojas, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, March 2017, February 2016, January 2015, March, May, September and November 2015, November 2013


  • Espace littéraire of the Salon du livre de Montréal 2019, organized by Logos Readings and QWF-Quebec Writers’ Federation / Get Lit, November, 2019
  • Poetic homage to Mexican writer Alfonso Reyes at the Cultural Mexican Institute in Montreal, September, 2019
  • Argo Bookshop, Montreal, Canada, January 2019, February 2018, 2019,2020,2021
  • Lectures Kola Readings, Montreal, Canada, organized by Maguy Métellus and H. Nigel Thomas, May 2017, June 2016, 2017,2018, 2019
  • McGill Visual Arts Centre, Montreal, Canada, organized by Ilona Martonfi, September 2016, March 2017, June 2018, 2019
  • Poetic Recital “Voces Hermanas” at La Petit Marche, Montreal, Canada, October 2018
  • Concordia University and Créativité: Équipe Péruvienne-Internationale (CEPI), Journées de la culture, Montreal, Canada, September 2016
  • Art gallery, Espace Mushagalusa de Montreal, Canada, August 2016
  • The Yellow Door Readings, Montreal, Canada, organized by Ilona Martonfi, September 2017, May 2016
  • Lapalabrava organized by Flavia García and Hugh Hazelton, Montreal, Canada, September 2015, May 2018, 2019,2020
  • Meeting of Hispanic Canadians writers at University of York, June 2017, Concordia University, May 2016, University of Ottawa, June 2015 and April 2014
  • International Student Colloquium of Hispanic Studies at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, January 2016 and January 2015
  • Image and Word Festival,  Centre for Excellence, York University, Toronto, Canada, November 2014

Jury participation (evaluation and selection)

  • "Writers in CEGEPs Program", QWF (Quebec Writers Federation) and UNEQ (Union des écrivains et écrivaines du Québec), Montreal, Canada, August 2018, 2019
  • II International Award “Exemplary Novels”, University of Castilla- La Mancha and Ed. Verbum, Spain, 2016.
  •  Contest “Ghost Tales”, 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)

CEPI, Creéativité: Équipe Péruvienne-Internationale (Canada)