Mario Morenza


In 2008, Mario Morenza published La senda de los diálogos perdidos (The Path of Lost Dialogues), winner of the National University Literature Prize in Venezuela, and Pasillos de mi memoria ajena (Hallways of Their Memories of Mine), finalist in the unpublished authors competition sponsored by the publishing house Monte Ávila Editores. Short stories from the author have received several awards: «Vitrum» was included in the Antología de la Novísima Narrativa Joven Latinoamericana, and in 2016, «Las tribulaciones de un censor antiplagios» (Tribulations of an Anti-Plagiarism Censor) was selected as winner of the 71st edition of the Short Story Competition of major Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional. 

His short stories have been included in the following anthologies: Tatuajes de ciudad (2007), Quince que cuentan (2008), Escritores seriales (México, 2009), Zgodbe iz Venezuele (Slovenia, 2009), El libro voyeur (Spain, 2010), Joven Narrativa Venezolana III (2011), VIII Concurso Nacional de Cuentos Sacven 2011 (2012), De qué va el cuento (2013), Resonancias. Cuentos breves de Panamá y Venezuela (Panama, 2016), Microcuentos de amor, lluvia y dinosaurios (Spain and Mexico, 2016), Mis más cercanos parientes. Breve antología del cuento venezolano (1990-hoy) (Spain, 2016), and Nuevo país de las letras (2016).

His essays and literary reviews have been published in Leer la realidad: estudios críticos sobre el contexto sobre la narrativa venezolana (2013) and Prueba de sonido. El discurso social de las narrativas musicales (2016), and in magazines such as ConcienciActiva21, Núcleo, Contexto, and in the Venezuelan literature dossier of the magazine INTI 77-78, Spring-Fall 2013 (USA).