Born in 1973, Cristián Londoño Proaño is a writer, producer, filmmaker and editor-in-chief of the digital magazine, “Teoría Ómicron.” He has a Masters in screenwriting, and is currently working towards a PhD in Communication Studies.
He has invented and developed the concept of the Andean fantasy novel. He has also published the novels, Doce Horas (2016), Underbreak (2015), El Tiempo Muerto (2015), Los Improductivos (2014) and El Instinto de la Luz (2011). Among his other publications are the poetry anthologies, Desojare and Luna de Solitarios,and his verse has been recognized with the First Prize Biennal Young Poetry Award courtesy of the Municipality of Guayaquil and Ecuador’s Ministry of Culture.
He has also authored and directed the plays, Amantes azules and Los Cirios Negros.
As a filmmaker, he has written, produced and directed various documentaries and television series, including on one the life of noted Ecuadorian author, Jorge Enrique Adoum, and the programs La Belleza e Sentir, Arte de Sentir and Literamanía. These productions were selected to represent Ecuador as part of Television America Latina and UNESCO’s RED. His shows profile actors during the literary and cultural movements in Ecuador during the late 20th and early 21st centuries, totaling 66 documentaries.
Samples of his work, in English (live links):
The first chapter from his novel, Los Improductivos (The Unproductive), translated by Lorraine Caputo.
The short story, “The Package,” translated by Joan Gavey, Paula Weiss, and Ricardo Segreda.