Pedro Lemebel, author portrait

Pedro Lemebel

Pedro Lemebel (1952–2015) is considered one of the most important queer writers of twentieth century Latin America. Born in Santiago, Chile, he became a renowned voice of Latin American counterculture throughout the Pinochet dictatorship and its aftermath. In 1999 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to compile stories of homosexuality in Chile, and in 2013 he received the José Donoso Prize. His only novel, My Tender Matador, was adapted in 2020 into a critically-acclaimed film by Chilean director Rodrigo Sepúlveda.