Welcome To Carmen Aguirre's Website

Carmen Aguirre is an author, actor, and playwright.

Her 2011 bestselling book Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter was a memoir of her childhood, spent moving around regularly with her parents, who were part of the Chilean Resistance against Augusto Pinochet. The book was selected for the 2012 edition of CBC Radio's Canada Reads, defended by musician Shad; it was announced as the winner of the competition on February 9, 2012.

Her much anticipated second memoir Mexican Hooker #1 and My Other Roles Since the Revolution is being published in April 2016 by Random House in North America and Portobello Books in the United Kingdom.

Aguirre has written and co-written over 25 plays stage plays to date, including Chile Con Carne, The Trigger, The Refugee Hotel and Blue Box.

About Carmen

Aguirre's Long-Awaited New Work

Mexican Hooker #1 and My Other Roles Since the Revolution will be published on April 12th, 2016. It is on The Globe and Mail's, The Ottawa Citizen's, Quill & Quire's, and 49th Shelf's most anticipated books of 2016 lists.

Carmen Aguirre has lived many lives, all of them to the full. At age six she was a Chilean refugee adjusting to life as a Latina in North America. At eighteen, she was a revolutionary dissident married to a generous-hearted man she couldn't fully love.

 

Watch for Carmen's new story

Room Magazine

Our Lady of San Juan River in the upcoming Spring 2016 issue of Canada's premiere feminist magazine, Room.

Upcoming Mexican Hooker #1
Book Tour

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APRIL
Sudbury, ON

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APRIL
Toronto, ON

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APRIL
Ottawa, ON

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APRIL
Montreal, QC

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MAY
Vancouver, BC

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MAY
Auckland Writers Festival, New Zealand

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MAY
Sydney Writers Festival, Australia

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JUNE
Winnipeg, MB

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REVIEWS OF CARMEN AGUIRRE'S WORK

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"Aguirre's writing is splendid; she combines black humour and a sharp intellect and tells her powerful story in grand style. " - Publishers Weekly, U.S.