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Nona Fernández

Actress, writer and screenplay writer

(Santiago de Chile, 1971)

She has devoted her artistic career to historical and personal memory of the years marked by the dictatorship. Her first book, El Cielo (2000), is a collection of short stories, some of which had previously won prizes and had been published in anthologies. She wrote her first novel, Mapocho (2002), about her homeland Chile, in Barcelona, after which she published Av. 10 de Julio Huamachuco (2007), Fuenzalida (2012), Space Invaders (2013), Chilean Electric (Minúscula, 2015), and La dimensión desconocida (Literatura Random House, 2016), winner of the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize awarded by the Guadalajara International Book Fair. She was also a candidate for the 2019 National Book Award for the US edition of Space Invaders. Moreover, she has written several plays including El taller (2012) and Liceo de niñas (2016), which were produced and performed by La Pieza Oscura, the company she heads together with Marcelo Leonart, as well as several scripts for television series. She has recently published the essay Voyager (Literatura Random House, 2020) and, next autumn, the publishing house Minúscula will reissue her first novel Mapocho.

Update: 23 September 2020


Has participated in

5 Futures

A Vocabulary for the Future

Continuous screening