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Eurocon 2011, Stockholm-Sweden. Photo: Carlos Suchowolski

Tanya Tynjäla was born in Peru and currently resides in Finland, after living in France an the Philippines. She studied at the Escuela Normal de Monterrico in Lima, Peru, and later on pursued her Master’s degree in French as a Foreign Language at the Stendhal University, Grenoble 3 in France. At present, she is finishing her doctorate in French language and literature at the University of Helsinki. Tanya is the representative for Finland of the Red Mundial de Escritores en Español (REMES) and the president for Finland of the Unión Hispanoaméricana de Escritores (UHE). She is also a member of various international organizations for writers. She has a travel blog: "Piedra que  corre sí que coge moho"

Awards

  • 2011: Qualified for the contest “El Kan de Oro,” Bulgaria. Text: Leyenda.

  • 2009: Finalist in the 5th International Short Story writing competition “La lectora impaciente 2009,” Spain. Text: Las últimas horas de soledad.

  • 2007: 1st Place in the hyper-short theatrical monologue category. 2007 Garzón Céspedes International Flash Fiction Competition, Spain. Text: El Loup-Garou.

  • 2007: Finalist in the hyper-short poetry category. 2007 Garzón Céspedes International Flash Fiction Competition, Spain.

  • 2007: Finalist in the 5th International Fantasy Mini-Stories Competition: miNatura, Havana, Cuba. Text: El Enkeli y el hombre roca.

  • 2003: Writer of the Year for the collection “Torre de papel amarilla” of Editorial NORMA, Colombia. Book: La ciudad de los nictálopes.  

 

 

Writer, free-lance journalist, cultural promoter, translator, language and intercultural communication teacher (French, Spanish)

 

Publications

  • La Ciudad de los Nictálopes (2003). Editorial NORMA: Bogota, Colombia.

  • Cuentos de la Princesa Malva (2008). Editorial NORMA: Lima, Peru.

  • Lectora de sueños (2012). Editorial NORMA: Lima. Peru

  • SUM (2012). Editorial Micrópolis: Lima-Peru

 

Anthologies

  • Canto a un prisionero (2005). Anti-Imperialist Poets of America: Ottawa, Canada.

  • Breves, brevísimos. An anthology of Peruvian mini-fiction (2006). Compiled by Giovanna Minardi. Ediciones el Santo Oficio: Lima, Perú.

  • Colección Los libros de las gaviotas Ciinoe-Comoartes (2007). Garzón Céspedes International Flash Fiction Competition. Madrid, Spain.

  • La Estirpe del sueño: Narrativa peruana de orientación fantástica (2008). Compiled by Gonzalo Portals. El Lamparero Alucinado: Lima, Peru.

  • Discuentos. Children’s Stories on the Differently Abled (2009). Compiled by Rubén Serrano. Asociación el Gato de Cinco Patas: Madrid, Spain.

  • Rajatomia kuvitelmia (2010). Compiled by Kiamars Baghbani. Caisa Cultural Center (Kansainvälinen kultuurikeskus Caisa): Helsinki, Finland.

  • Grageas 2, más de cien cuentos breves hispanoamericanos (2010). Compiled by Sergio Gaut vel Hartman. Ediciones Desde la Gente (co-edited with Ediciones del Centro Cultural de la Cooperación "Floreal Gorini"): Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • Antología de la conciencia social.  Compiled by Osvaldo Torres Santiago. Editorial Letras de América - 2010, USA.
  • Antología del poeta y artista virtual. Compiled by Jaime León Cuadra. Ediciones Monsieur James - 2010, Canada.
  • Репликация (Replication) (2011). Compiled by Khristo Poshtakov. Lingueya: Bulgaria.

  • Antología tributo a Violeta Parra.  Compiled by Jaime León Cuadra. Ediciones Monsieur James. 2011, Canada      

  •  Abuelas hispanas: desde la memoria y el recuerdo. Compiled by Marina Llorente e Ilia Casanova-Marengo. Ediciones Torremozas. 2012, Madrid -Spain.

  • Circo de pulgas: minificción peruana. Compiled by Rony Vásquez Guevara. Editorial Micrópolis. 2012, Lima - Peru.

  • Los terroríficos cuentos de Raxnarín. Compiled by Rubén Serrano. Colección Taradaña, Saco de huesos ediciones. 2012, Madrid - Spain.

 

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