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Abdón Ubidia
Ecuadorian writer

Abdón Ubidia

Abdón Ubidia
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Intro Ecuadorian writer
Is Writer Novelist
From Ecuador
Field Literature
Gender male
Birth 1944, Quito, Quito Metro, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Age 78 years
Notable Works
Ciudad de invierno  
Premio Eugenio Espejo 2012
Joaquín Gallegos Lara National Fiction Prize 2004
Joaquín Gallegos Lara National Fiction Prize 2015
Short story
Science fiction
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Abdón Ubidia (1944) is an Ecuadorian writer who is considered one of the most representative and relevant voices of modern Ecuadorian literature. He was the 2012 recipient of the Premio Eugenio Espejo in Literature, awarded to him by President Rafael Correa.

His is the author of the short story books Bajo el mismo extraño cielo (1979), Divertinventos (1989) and the novels Ciudad de invierno (1984) and Sueño de lobos (1986), which was translated into English as Wolves' Dream in 1997.

As a researcher in the field of oral literature, he published El cuento popular (1997) and La poesía popular (1982). He has contributed to numerous cultural publications, led the cultural magazine Palabra suelta, and has carried out field research as compiler of legends and oral traditions. His stories have been translated into several European languages.



  • Ciudad de invierno (Quito, 1984). English translation, City in Winter by Nathan D. Horowitz, 2018, Editorial El Conejo, Quito.
  • Sueño de lobos (Quito, 1986), Jose Mejia prize for best fiction. English translation, Wolves' Dream by Mary E. Fieweger, 1997, Latin American Literary Review Press, Pittsburgh.
  • La madriguera (Quito, 2004).
  • Callada como la muerte (Quito, 2012).

Short stories:

  • Bajo el mismo extraño cielo (Bogotá, 1979), Jose Mejia prize for best fiction.
  • Divertinventos (Quito, 1989).
  • El palacio de los espejos (Quito, 1996).
  • Tiempo (Quito, 2015), Joaquín Gallegos Lara prize for short fiction. English translation, Time: Philosophical and Scientific Fictions by Nathan D. Horowitz, 2018, Editorial El Conejo, Quito


  • Adiós siglo XX (Quito, 1992).
  • Essays: El cuento popular (Quito, 1977).
  • La poesía popular ecuatoriana (Quito, 1982).
  • Referentes (Quito, 2000).


  • Cuento ecuatoriano contemporáneo (Guayaquil, s.f).
  • Nuevos cuentistas del Ecuador (Guayaquil, 1975).
  • Así en la tierra como en los sueños (Quito, 1991).
  • Cuentos hispanoamericanos, Ecuador (1992).
  • Cuento contigo (Guayaquil, 1993).
  • Diez cuentistas ecuatorianos (Quito, 1993).
  • Doce cuentistas ecuatorianos (Quito, 1995).
  • Veintiún cuentistas ecuatorianos (Quito, 1996).
  • Antología básica del cuento ecuatoriano (Quito, 1998).
  • Cuento ecuatoriano de finales del siglo XX (Quito, 1999).
  • Cuento ecuatoriano contemporáneo (México, 2001).


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