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Recommended by Javeriana Magazine, Bogota, Colombia, October and December 2019 edition "Araribá Flower" by Gloria Macher, October 2019 edition "Protocol 48" by Gloria Macher, December 2019 issue


Review by Abel Fuchslocher



Protocol 48 is the new book—the sixth—by prolific Spanish-Canadian writer Gloria Macher. This story takes us into the ultra-regulated world of the public health system and the paradoxes it can conceal. The work was a finalist for the IV International Narrative Prize "Exemplary Novels" 2018, from the Faculty of Letters of the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. Estanislas Albenda is a Ministry of Health official who works at the very heart of the bureaucracy of the public system, developing regulations, procedures and documents to keep the public health apparatus running smoothly. 


He sees himself trapped in the jaws of the system, but not like Kafka's characters, who are devoured by the system through no fault of their own, but as a victim of his own efforts to establish an inviolable order in every activity. of a hospital. But on the inside, it's very different. Incredibly, Estanislao discovers on the other side of the coin the anarchy of bureaucracy, the chaos of order, and sees himself alienated by the system, by his system.

Writer Gloria Macher tells this story with her usual magical realism closeness, playing with subtle humor to establish a still valid critique of the public health system.

Interview with writer Doctor Nigel Thomas about Flor de Araribá


UNEQ (Union of Quebec Writers) writers house in Montreal, Canada


May 17, 2018

Interview/Discussion/Review of "Flor de araribá"


Verbum Cultural Space Bookstore, Madrid


March 22, 2018

Writer Angel Mota's Comments on "Journey to the Cliffs"


Excerpt from the words of the writer Ángel Mota, PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Montreal during the presentation of the book Viajando por precipicios by Gloria Macher at the UNEQ Writers' House, in Montreal, Canada, on March 23, 2017. "The first thing that struck me was that in each story, the narrator recounts realities foreign to other countries as if they were her own. ." “There is total empathy and social meaning in every story that makes us think. We cannot remain indifferent to what we read”.


Verbum Publishing Blog: - Roxana Orué reviews "Journey through the Precipices", by Gloria Macher, July 

Dialogue between Dr. Lady Rojas and Gloria Macher, January 2017

Participation of Dr. Carolina Ferrer, professor at the University of Quebec in Montreal during the presentation of La gringa del parque at the Librerie Las Américas in Montreal, in 2016.


It underlines the reflection on identity and situates the novel in a feminist perspective.

Excerpt from the literary analysis of dr. Lady Rojas Benavente, professor at Concordia University in Montreal and director of the Canadian Critical Literary Association for Hispanic American Writers (CCLEH), on Gloria Macher and her conflicted and vital narrative during the presentation of the novel My Queen at the Maison des écrivains du Québec of the UNEQ in Montreal, October 8, 2015.


Dr. Lady Rojas Benavente highlights the capacity of literature, as is the case of Mi reina, with its alternative and humanist position, based on an epicurean and ecological philosophy, to awaken us and instill in us the will to demand transformations in the fields of medicine and thus increase the quality of life of those who suffer from diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease

Excerpt from the literary analysis of Dr. Lady Rojas Benavente on Las arterías de don Fernando by Gloria Macher, Montreal, Canada, during the presentation of the novel Las arterías de don Fernando at the Maison des écrivains du Québec of the UNEQ in Montreal, October 8, 2015.


How does Macher weave the complex relationships between class, ethnicity, and gender into the realization of the protagonist's desires to relish power in a Peru that has been highly hierarchical since the Spanish conquest due to social status, racial pigmentation, and male sexuality? To address these concerns, Dr. Lady Rojas Benavente directs research with the postcolonial methodology that addresses the concept of coloniality applied, which allows us to understand the historical and cultural context of a nation with hierarchical, racist and chauvinistic characteristics in the 70-80s of the twentieth century.


Event : Review of My Queen and The Arteries of Don Fernando by Rosario Martínez, writer and literary critic


Organization: Editorial Verbum Blog


Place:Madrid Spain


Date:  June 2015


Interspersed with the brilliant, intelligent and precise prose of Gloria Macher, who uses a direct style, without ambiguity or extraliterary license, there are pleasant notes of humor which reconcile the reader with the twisted psychological framework of the protagonist.


Event : Interview with the writer Francisco García González on My Queen


Organization: Blog of La Cultural de Montréal


Place:Montreal, Canada


Date:  September 20, 2014


Gloria Macher: "Anything that is out of the ordinary, or that which is not understood, annoys, frightens, uncomfortable"


Event : The blog of Elga Reátegui, writer and journalist


Place:Valencia, Spain


Date:  September 2014


Gloria Macher: "Success is overcoming the fear of failure"


Comment by Abel Fuchslocher, Chilean journalist, columnist, writer


Montreal, September 2014


...One of the strong points of the novel is the immersion in the stream of consciousness of the protagonist and the other characters... I would say, and here to finish, that the constant aspect of the work is its closeness, its warmth. Gloria Macher is a somewhat atypical writer, she writes without pretension, hence the humility she spoke of at the start. Humility is a rare value among writers, myself included. It is difficult to write with humility. It's hard not to want to write the next bestseller, or not to dream of being the new Cortázar... Gloria's writing shows itself without vanity, without arrogance, I would dare to say that even with a little candor, which makes the difference in her texts, which shine by their closeness and their humanity.

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Las Americas Blog Bookstore Montreal, Canada:

My Queen is an intimate and close work that illustrates with honesty and tenderness the process by which Alzheimer gradually takes over the memory, and the life, of the protagonist. Stylistically speaking, the highlight is the rantings of the narrator and the characters. In the form of a strong stream of consciousness useful for work, this element serves to clearly establish the key points of the text. The heartbreaking portrait of Alzheimer's -at the beginning-, the slow invasion of the disease in Esperanza's thoughts, María del Pilar's endearing affection for the protagonist, the nurse's own criticism of cold medical logic, the concepts of time and death, among others

Blog of Librairie Las Américas Montreal, Canada:

The Arteries of Don Fernando


Commentary by the Peruvian poet, literary critic and journalist Juan Carlos de la Fuente, 2013


...Gloria Macher recovers from us a direct way of narrating, without rhetorical concessions or mechanisms of technical deviation. For her, words are narrative instruments and not games without plot. In his novel, there are no moments when the story winks or asks for its rest. Everything flows from beginning to end and does not deviate from its essential objective: the story. And it is that Gloria Macher's novel has the search for truth as its greatest bet. There is no impunity on what counts: beyond what the gaze perceives, there is what our own gaze can see in us.

The Arteries of Don Fernando


Commentary by Peruvian poet, narrator, editor Marita Troiano, 2013

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The blog of Elga Reátegui, writer and journalist


Place :Valencia, Spain


Date : August 2013


Elga Reategui's blog

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