Author: Claudia Salazar
Claudia Salazar Jiménez’s short stories talk about evil, about injustice, about abuse; but also about love, rage, fear and death. About writing. Old, but important issues; and also new ones, thanks to the special voice of an author who turn them into rivers who relentlessly show up in that abandoned cat, in that fearful woman with no name, in that body disintegrating in front of television, of that man who saw his legs cut and dies dreaming of waves. Claudia Salazar Jiménez transforms reality into fiction, and vice versa.
SPANISH (Perú) | Animal de Invierno
English sample available
«One of the most important Peruvian authors of the last decade.» Giovanna Pollarolo, Peruvian writer
«Claudia Salazar Jiménez’s short stories represent, in various forms, the most real horror of contemporary life. (…) It’s not pure reality, that reality that would say “it’s like this”; it’s plus reality, taken even further than reality, and tells us “it’s like this, and feels like this: so terrible, so tremendous.» Alberto Chimal, Mexican writer