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Horacio Castellanos Moya

Biography

Horacio Castellanos Moya was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras in 1957 but his family moved to San Salvador when he was four. He went to York University in Toronto, before returning to the National University in San Salvador. After working for a year as a proofreader in San José, Costa Rica, he worked for ten years as an editor for the El Salvador Press Agency in Mexico City. It was there that he wrote his first novel, about the exile of Salvadorans during the upheaval in El Salvador. He returned to El Salvador after the civil war, in 1992 where he worked for a weekly magazine. He then went to Spain, back to Mexico City and then to Frankfurt. He now lives in Pittsburgh. He has written stories, novels and poetry.

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Horacio Castellanos Moya (in Spanish)
Castellanos Moya, Horacio (in Spanish)
Horacio Castellanos Moya y el arte de SobreVivir (in Spanish and German)
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Bibliography

1978 Poemas (poetry)
1980 Breve panorama de la literatura salvadoreña (literature)
1981 Qué signo es usted, niña Berta? (stories)
1987 Perfil de prófugo (stories)
1989 La diáspora (novel)
1993 El gran masturbador (stories)
1993 Recuento de incertidumbres: cultura y transición en El Salvador (essay)
1995 Con la congoja de la pasada tormenta (stories)
1996 Baile con serpientes (Dance with Snakes) (novel)
1997 El Asco. Thomas Bernhard en San Salvador (Revulsion – Thomas Bernhard in San Salvador) (novel)
1997 El pozo en el pecho (stories)
2000 La diabla en el espejo (The She-Devil in the Mirror) (novel)
2001 El arma en el hombre (novel)
2003 Donde no estén ustedes (novel)
2004 Indolencia (stories)
2004 Insensatez (Senselessness) (novel)
2006 Desmoronamiento (novel)
2008 Tirana memoria (Tyrant Memory) (novel)
2009 Con la congoja de la pasada tormenta. Casi todos los cuentos
2011 La sirvienta y el luchador (novel)
2013 El sueño del retorno (The Dream of My Return) (novel)
2015 Cuaderno de Tokio : los cuervos de Sangenjaya (travel diary)
2018 Moronga (novel)