Photo: Armando Navarrete
Roxana Miranda Rupailaf (Osorno 1982) is a Mapuche-Huilliche poet and professor of Spanish Language and Communication at the Universidad de Los Lagos, Chile. She earned her master’s in Contemporary Hispano-American Literature at the Universidad Austral. In 2006 and 2008 she was awarded the Writers’ Grant from the Consejo Nacional del Libro y la Lectura for her then-unpublished books Seducción de los venenos and Invocación al Shumpall, respectively. In 2012 she received Santiago’s Premio Municipal de Literatura for Shumpall (Del Aire Editores, 2011). Her publications include Las tentaciones de Eva (Chile, 2003), Seducción de los venenos (LOM Ediciones, Chile, 2008), Shumpall (Del Aire Editores, Chile, 2011, re-published in 2018 by Pehuen Editores, Chile), Kopuke Filu (Pakarina, Peru, 2017), and Trewa Ko (Del Aire Editores, Chile, 2017).