Jacinta Escudos


1961 –

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Who is Jacinta Escudos?

Jacinta Escudos, born in San Salvador, is a writer whose body of work includes novels, short stories, poetry, creative nonfiction, and journalistic chronicles that have been published in such Central American daily outlets as La Nación, La Prensa Gráfica, and El Nuevo Diario. While she primarily writes in Spanish, she is fluent in English, German, and French, having worked as a translator for several years. She has traveled extensively and lived in various Central American countries and Europe. The pluralities of these cultural and geographical fusions manifest themselves in her literary production and intellectual thought. Her novel, A-B-Sudario, was awarded the Mario Monteforte Toledo Central American Prize for Fiction. She has also received residencies by La Maison des Écrivains Étrangers et des Traducteurs in Saint-Nazaire, France and Heinrich Böll Haus in Langenbroich, Germany.

Although a prolific author with many publications, the majority of Escudos’s work remains unpublished. Despite the often limited means of literary circulation in Central America, some of Escudos's unpublished work has nonetheless been recognized. In 2002, for instance, Escudos won a national contest in El Salvador, the Tenth Annual Literary Contest of Ahuachapán for her book, Crónicas para sentimentales.

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on July 23, 2013


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