María Fernanda Ampuero

María Fernanda Ampuero was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, in 1976 and studied literature. She collaborates with various international media outlets and to date has published two books of chronicles, Lo que aprendí en la peluquería [What I learned in the hair salon] and Permiso de residencia [Residency permit]. In 2016 she won the Cosecha Eñe short story prize. Pelea de Gallos [Cockfight] is her first collection of stories.

  • María Fernanda Ampuero
    Niña Ali was strange, strange even in her generosity. For example, she wouldn’t give us expired food or old clothes. She gave us the good things. The same as she ate and wore. Of course, her clothes w...


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