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.





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). La lutte continue – Delmira Agustini , Festival de la poésie de Montréal, 2020 (poetry)

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
  • 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)



Life


Macher was born in Lima, Peru and lived in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, during her childhood and teenage years. She moved to Canada, specifically Montreal, Quebec, in 1976 and spend four years in Berkeley, California before making Montreal her permanent residence.


She graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, from McGill University and in 1982, she received a Master of Science in Economic and Social Development from the University of Montreal. From 1990 and 1993, she followed courses in Medical Anthropology at McGill University and in 2009, she received a Translation Diploma at the Linguistics Department of McGill University. During her years working in the research field for the Ministry of Health and Social Services in Quebec, Macher has been the author of three publications on the organization of the health and social service sector for the region of Temiscamingue that lead to the restructuring of the health sector in Quebec during the 1980s. She has also participated as co-author and research coordinator in several public health, child adoption, and mental health projects.  After launching her localization and specialized translation firm in 2009, Macher has devoted herself to fiction writing and poetry.


Her novel Las Arterias de Don Fernando has been awarded The International Latino Book Award 2014" by Latin Literacy Now in the United States. Flor de Araribá has been finalist of the Verbum Iberoamerican Award 2017 (Finalista del Premio Iberoamericano Verbum de Novela 2017) in Spain."Protocolo 48" has been finalist of the IV Exemplary Novel International Award 2018 granted by the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain. She has presented her novels in Europe and the Americas and her short stories and poetry appeared in several anthologies and electronic publications in Canada and Latin-America.