Victoria de Stefano


Photo: Roberto Mata, Digopalabras

Victoria de Stefano was born in Rimini, Italy in 1940. In 1946, her family moved to Venezuela. In 1962, she earend a degree from the School of Philosophy of the Central University of Venezuela. She taught at the School of Philosophy, then gave courses on Aesthetics and Theory of Dramatic Structures in the School of Art. Her books include El desolvido [The unforgetting] (Ediciones Bárbara, Caracas, 1970; Mondadori, Caracas, 2006); Poesía y modernidad, Baudelaire [Poetry and modernity, Baudelaire] (EBUC, Caracas, 1984; Equinoccio, Caracas, 2006, Municipal Essay Prize); La noche llama a la noche [The night calls to the night] (Monte Ávila, 1985; Mondadori, Caracas, 2008); El lugar del escritor [The place of the writer] (Alter Ego, Caracas, 1992; Siglo XXI, Mexico City, 1993; Ediciones Otero, Caracas, 2010); Cabo de vida [Tail end of life] (Planeta, Caracas, 1994); Historias de la marcha a pie [Stories of the walk] (Óscar Todtmann Editores, 1997); El otro, el mismo [The other, the same] (Alfaguara, 2005, Municipal Novel Prize and finalist for the Rómulo Gallegos Prize); Lluvia [Rain] (Óscar Todtmann, 2002; Candaya, Barcelona, 2006); Pedir demasiado [Asking for too much] (Bigoteca, Caracas, 2004); La refiguración del viaje [The refiguration of the journey] (Gonzalo Picón Febres Institute for Literary Research, Mérida, 2005); Paleografías [Paleographies] (Alfaguara, Caracas, 2010, Critic's Novel Prize 2010); and Diarios 1988-1989, La insubordinación de los márgenes [Diaries 1988-1989: the insubordination of the margins] (El Estilete, Caracas, 2016).