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



Gloria Macher is a Canadian Peruvian-born writer living in Montreal and 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 and a book of short stories with Verbum Editorial publishing house in Madrid: Las arterias de don Fernando (2013), Mi reina (2014), La gringa del parque (2015), Flor de Araribá (2017), Viajando por Precipicios (2016) and Protocolo 48 (2019). 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 and 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. Her poem “Mille constellations” accompanies the publication of a series of lithographs by the Québec artist Joanne Poitras (Éditions En marge, Rouyn, 2021). She has with her poems and is co-author of the poetic short film “I want more life to love!”, sponsored by the Canada Council of the Arts (2020).


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.



PUBLICATIONS


Novels

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

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

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

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

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

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

Editorial Verbum website: http://editorialverbum.es/


Anthologies, virtual publications and digital presentations

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. https://israelmotaberriozabal.wordpress.com/2017/05/19/elegia-a-la-muerte-1/

(poetry)

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 http://hispanophone.ca/2016/10/03/1512/ (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 http://www.registrocreativo.ca/Galerias/2015_Chiqui_Vicioso/Macher.html (poetry)

Macher, Gloria, La sin nombre, Letras de dos ciudades, Jornada Boreal V de escritores hispanocanadienses: Ottawa and Montreal, Qantati eBooks, 2014 http://el-dorado.ca/files/Download/Libro%20simposio%202014%20web.pdf (short story)


Awards

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



Book Launches

  • 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

  • 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 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


Readings

  • 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
  • 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.

   

Affiliations

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)