Jaime Collyer

Jaime Collyer Canales (Santiago, 1955) is a Chilean writer and a leading voice in his country's so-called "New Narrative." He earned a degree in psychology from the Universidad de Chile in December 1980, and in September of the next year he left for Madrid, where he lived until 1990. There he earned degrees in International Relations and Political Science, as well as a master's degree in Sociology of Development. Collyer has served as editor of Planeta Chile, and has collaborated with the journal Apsi, the newspaper La Época, and other publications. He has taught classes in the School of Creative Writing of the Universidad Diego Portales and in the Department of History and Geography of the Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación. He has also written for theatre; his translation and adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello premiered at the Teatro de la Universidad Católica in 2004. His work has been translated to English and other languages, and he has been recognized as "a born narrator" and an exceptional writer of short stories.


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