Gabriela Wiener

Writer and journalist 

She is a Peruvian writer and journalist living in Madrid and one of the leading chroniclers of her generation. Considered heir to Hunter S. Thompson's so-called "gonzo journalism", she practises first-person narrative journalism in which she is just another character in her chronicles. 

She has published the books Sexografías (Melusina, 2008), Nueve Lunas (Random House, 2009), Llamada perdida (Malpaso, 2015), Dicen de mí (Esto No Es Berlín, 2018) and the book of poems Ejercicios para el endurecimiento del espíritu (La Bella Varsovia, 2014).

Her texts have appeared in national and international anthologies and have been translated into English, Portuguese, Polish, French and Italian. Her first stories were published in the Peruvian narrative journalism magazine Etiqueta Negra.

She was editor-in-chief of Marie Claire magazine in Spain and currently publishes regular opinion columns in, as well as a video column in She won Peru's national journalism prize for a report on a case of gender violence. She is the creator of several performances that she has staged with her family. Recently, she wrote and starred in the play Qué locura enamorarme yo de ti, directed by Mariana de Althaus. Her latest published novel is Huaco retrato (Mondadori Literature, 2021).

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