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quique cruz book’s

The Autobiography of an Ex-Chess player, is about his imprisonment under the dictatorship in Chile and his experiences as an exile. It was published in Chile by LOM Press in May 2003.

cruz was  awarded the Book Prize by FONDART, the Chilean National Endowment for the Arts, for his forthcoming book, Villa Grimaldi: Archeology of Memory.  This book is based on interviews and photographs of six artists -painters, poets, ceramicists, and musicians who survived the main torture center of the military dictatorship in Chile.

mr. cruz is member of the National Association of Chilean Writers.


“Un grito en la muralla / A Cry on the Wall: Latin American posters in the Bay Area,  Inkworks Press, 2007

“El Londonazo: Struggling Against Institutional Amnesia” in Post-Pinochet Chile”, ISLA (

Villa Grimaldi,” City Lights Review, Number 3, City Lights Books, San Francisco, US. 1989.

La Oración es la Expresión de un Juicio: A Profile of a Poet in Exile“, The Berkeley Undergraduate Journal, Volume 3, no. 1, University of California Press, Berkeley, US., 1990

La Oración es la Expresión de un Juicio: A Profile of a Poet in Exile,” Good News:” Volume 11, Spring 1991 (A publication of the Laney College Faculty.)








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