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About the Author: Alicia Yánez Cossío

Alicia Yánez Cossío (Quito, December 10, 1929) is a prominent Ecuadorian poet, novelist and journalist.

Alicia Yánez Cossío is one of the leading figures of Ecuadorian and Latin American literature, and is the first person of Ecuador to win the Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz Prize (1996).

In 2008 she received Ecuador's highest prize in Literature, the "Premio Eugenio Espejo" for her lifetime of work.

Luciolas (1949)
Hacia el Quito de ayer (play), (1951)
De la sangre y el tiempo (poetry), (1964)
Bruna, Soroche y los tíos (novel), (1971) (English trans. "Bruna and Her Sisters in the Sleeping City" by Kenneth J. A. Wishina, 1999)
Poesía (1974)
El beso y otras fricciones (stories), (1974)
Yo vendo unos ojos negros (novel), (1979)
Más allá de las islas (novel), (1980) (English trans. "Beyond the Islands" by Amalia Gladhart, 2011)
La Cofradía del Mullo de la virgen Pipona (novel), (1985) (English trans. "The Potbellied Virgin" by Amalia Gladhart, 2006)
La casa del sano placer (novel), (1989)
El Cristo feo (novel), (1995)
Aprendiendo a morir (novel), (1997)
Relatos cubanos (stories), (1998)

National Novel Contest - Fiftieth Anniversary of the journal "El Universo" of Guayaquil (1971)
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize (1996)
Eugenio Espejo Prize in Literature (2008)

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Hardcover, Published in Nov 1999 by Northwestern University Press

ISBN10: 0810114089 | ISBN13: 9780810114081

Page count: 228

Bruna and Her Sisters in the Sleeping City is the first novel by Ecuador's foremost woman writer. Available in English for the first time, this magical novel chronicles the history of Bruna and the members (living and otherwise) of her wealthy, eccentric family.

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