Mónica Ojeda

Mónica Ojeda, born in Guayaquil, Ecuador in 1988, has a Master in Creative Writing and Cultural Studies and has taught at the Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil. She currently lives in Madrid where she is working on her PhD on Latin American pornographic literature. She was awarded the Alba Narrativa Prize in 2014 for her novel La desfiguración Silva (Arte y Literatura, 2015) and the Third National Poetry Prize Desembarco in 2015 for El ciclo de las piedras (Rastro de la Iguana Ediciones, 2015). Her novels Nefando (2016) and Mandíbula (2018), both published by Candaya in Spain, have both received overwhelmingly positive critical reviews. In 2017, Mónica was included in the prestigious Bogotá 39–2017 group, which selects thirty-nine writers under forty who have the potential and talent to mark the future of Latin American literature. 


  • She opened her eyelids and in rushed all the shadows of the breaking day. They were voluminous stains—“Opacity is the spirit of objects,” her therapist said—that allowed her to make out some battered...