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Juan Carlos Chirinos
(Valera, Venezuela, 1967)















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Juan Carlos Chirinos is the author of the novels "The Bad Boy Counts to 100 and Leaves" (2004), finalist for the Rómulo Gallegos International Novel Prize; "Nochebosque" (2011); and "Twins" (2013). He has published the short story collections "Read the Cats" (1997), winner of the Short Story Prize granted by the Spanish Embassy in Venezuela; "Homer Is Channel-Hopping" (2003), winner of the José Antonio Ramos Sucre Literary Biennial Prize; and "Trilingual Deaf People". And he has also assembled a collection of historical biographies, including "The Queen with Four Names: Olympia, the Mother of Alexander the Great" (2005); "Miranda, A Sentimental Nomad" (2006); "Alexander the Great, A Thirst for Knowledge" (2004); and "Albert Einstein, Probable Letters to Hann", this last one chosen by the Mexican Ministry of Education to be included in their classroom libraries. Juan Carlos Chirinos is the holder of a BA in Arts by the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas (Venezuela) and did his PhD in Salamanca (Spain). His works have appeared in some of the most prestigious literary anthologies in Venezuela, Spain, France, the United States, Algeria, Cuba and Canada.


Ha publicado las novelas "El niño malo cuenta hasta cien y se retira" (2004), finalista del premio internacional Rómulo Gallegos, "Nochebosque" (2011) y "Gemelas" (2013); los libros de relatos "Leerse los gatos" (1997), premio de relato breve de la embajada de España en Venezuela, "Homero haciendo zapping" (2003), premio de la bienal de cuento Ramos Sucre, y "Los sordos trilingües"; y las biografías "La reina de los cuatro nombres: Olimpia, madre de Alejandro Magno" (2005), "Miranda, el nómada sentimental" (2006), "Alejandro Magno, el vivo anhelo de conocer" (2004) y "Albert Einstein, cartas probables para Hann" (2004), seleccionada esta última por el Ministerio de Educación de México para sus Bibliotecas de Aula. Se licenció en Letras en Caracas y realizó estudios doctorales en Salamanca. Incluido en prestigiosas antologías en Venezuela, España, Francia, Estados Unidos, Argelia, Cuba y Canadá.


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