Lucía Flores is an Uruguayan writer living in Quebec, Canada for more than 30 years. She has published several children’s books among which we can find the novel Le congrès des laids, (in English The uglys’ congress) edited by Hurtubise HMH  in 2001 and also its Spanish translation, El congreso de los feosedited by Planeta in Uruguay in 2015.

That novel had a good reception since its publication. It was finalist in Hackmatack awards in Canada, and Bartolome Hidalgo awards in Uruguay, translated into Italian by Salani editore and sold around Europe, Algeria, Uruguay, Argentina, Mexico, Chile and Colombia.

El congreso de los feos is a trilogy’s first book. The second one, Fierritos y la puerta del aire, was published in 2016 in Uruguay, and the third one will be edited in 2018, called El novio de la brujita Fufú. During 2017, Planeta Uruguay published one of her stories, Los cómplices de la nochean illustrated album done by Cecilia Astiazarán.

Lucía Flores is a languages and didactics teacher at the University of Laval, Quebec. Moreover, she writes stories for adults and participates in two creation and lecture circles in Quebec, both of which she is the co-founder: Los perfectos desconocidos and Les parfaits inconnus (in English, The perfect strangers). Her writing project in Jiwar will be a novel for adults called  El libro de todos (The book for all).

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