Sergio Ramírez
Author; Vice President of Nicaragua, 1985-1990

Sergio Ramírez is a Nicaraguan author of ten novels. He participated in the Sandinista revolution in the 1980s and was Vice President of Nicaragua from 1985 to 1990. He has won numerous literary awards including the International Award José Donoso, Chile, 2011; the Bleu Metropole Award, Montreal, 2013; Alfaguara Prize for Margarita, how beautiful the sea, Madrid, 1998; the Laure Bataillon Award for The masquerade, Paris, 1998; and the Dashiel Hammet Award for Divine Punishment, Guijón, 1990, which will appear in the U.S. in 2015. His press articles appear regularly in El País, Madrid, and in more than 15 newspapers throughout Latin America.