Daniela Alcívar Bellolio was born in Guayaquil in 1982 and lived in Buenos Aires from 2005-2017. She is a writer, literary critic, scholar, and editor. She has published the novel Siberia (Premio Joaquín Gallegos 2018, Premio La Linares 2018; Candaya 2019), the collection of short stories Para esta mañana diáfana (2016), and the essay collections Pararrayos. Paisajes, lecturas, memorias (2016) and El silencio de las imágenes (2017). She currently lives in Quito where she directs the Centro Cultural Benjamin Carrión. In a recent interview for the Hablemos Escritoras podcast she discusses her literary development, interests, and current work.