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Gabriela Wiener

Writer, poet and journalist

Gabriela Wiener is a Peruvian writer and journalist resident in Madrid, considered one of the leading chroniclers of her generation. She is regarded as an heir of Hunter S. Thompson’s “gonzo journalism”, writing in first-person literary style in which she is one more character in her stories. Her published books include Sexographies (transl. Jennifer Adcock), Nine Moons (transl. Jessica Powell), Llamada Perdida (Malpaso, 2015), Dicen de mí (Esto No Es Berlín, 2018) and the book of poems Ejercicios para el endurecimiento del espíritu (La Bella Varsovia, 2014). Her work has appeared in national and international anthologies, and has been translated into English, Portuguese, Polish, French and Italian. Her first stories were published in the Peruvian magazine of narrative journalism Etiqueta Negra.

She was editor-in-chief of Marie Claire in Spain and now regularly publishes opinion columns in, as well as a video column for She won Peru’s National Journalism Award for an investigative report on a case of gender violence. She is the creator of several performances that she has staged with her family. She recently wrote and starred in the play Qué locura enamorarme yo de ti, directed by Mariana de Althaus. She has just published the novel Huaco retrato (Literatura Mondadori, 2021).


Update: 15 July 2022



Has participated in

Cristina Rivera Garza, Lina Meruane and Gabriela Wiener

Braiding: Saints, Weird, Mestizas

A Morning with Rita Segato

Lecture by Rita Segato and discussion with Gabriela Wiener

The City of Women