Inma Chacón

She has a PhD in Information Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid and a professor of Documentation. She has been dean of the Faculty of Communication and Humanities at the European University. She founded and directed the digital magazine Binaria: Magazine of Communication, Culture and Technology. The Indian princess (Alfaguara) was her first foray into the world of narrative followed by The Filipinos (Alfaguara).

She was born in Zafra, Extremadura, in 1954. Her father, Antonio Chacón, who was mayor of Zafra, had literary concerns: he wrote poems with the pseudonym Hache and read poetry to his family. He died when Inma was 11 years old. María Gutiérrez, the mother, left the following year to Madrid, where they settled.

Inma says that she learned to read literature “very soon”: “My father was a poet and my mother has been a great fan of reading, so from a young age she chose us books.”

He has been a columnist for El Periódico de Extremadura since late 2005 and collaborates with various media.

Her first novel, The Indian Princess, is a tribute to her sister, it was a story she wanted to write when she became ill with cancer that would end her life in 2003. Dulce asked Inma to carry out that project.

In May 2011, she published in the publishing house La Galera her first book for young people, Nick, a novel with a love story through the network.

On October 15th, 2011, Inma Chacón has been awarded as a finalist of the Planeta Prize with her fourth novel: Arena Time, a novel set in Spain in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and starring three sisters fighting each of them for their rights.

October 2013 is the date on which Inma Chacón publishes her novel While I can think (Planeta), an emotional and overwhelming novel about the search for identity of a “stolen” child in search of its origins and the circumstances of a biological mother, who He never believed that his son had died.

In June 2016, a work written by Inma Chacón and José Ramón Fernández, Las Cervantas, was acclaimed in Classics in Alcalá, Festival of Classical Theater of Cáceres, International Festival of Comic and Festive Theater of Cangas and Festival of Classical Theater of Alicante.

In October 2016, Earth without men (Planeta) was published, based on real events, which is framed in Galicia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, in a village full of superstitions and talk, rainy, poor, where women see how their men have to emigrate in search of a better life, a dream that is sometimes fulfilled and others, turns against everyone…

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