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.
A family. A border wall. A million memories and the quest for home.
Raps created with Shad Kabango
February 4 – 15, 2020
Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street
Tickets, Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 7:30 PM | Eventbrite Eventbrite - Canadian Latinx Theatre Artist Coalition (CALTAC) presents Coyuntura 2020: An International Latinx Theatre Gathering - Friday, February 14, 2020 | Sunday, February 16, 2020 at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Vancouver, BC
We would like to explore with you: How does a change of place and/or language find reflection in the literary work of authors? What significance do terms like "home" and "origin" have in times of spreading nationalism?
Created and Performed by Carmen Aguirre, Produced by Nightswimming
March 11-14, 2020 8pm (matinee March 14 2pm), @Performance Works
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. Read more...
won CBC Canada Reads in 2012, was nominated for several national and international awards, and is a #1 national bestseller. Read more...
Translation into Danish
Translation into Finish
"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.
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