Karly Gaitán Morales

Karly Gaitán Morales (Managua, Nicaragua, March 25, 1980) is a Nicaraguan writer, journalist, and film historian.[1]

Karly Gaitan Morales
Born (1980-03-25) March 25, 1980 (age 40)
Managua, Nicaragua
OccupationWriter, journalist, and film historian
GenreNarrative, history, film
SubjectFilm history
Literary movementLatin America New Journalism

Early years and educationEdit

She was born and raised in Managua, Nicaragua. She graduated from the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) in Managua, Faculty of Communication. She obtained a diploma in Social Communication and Written Press.[2]

Literary workEdit

She is a contributor for La Prensa Literaria,[3] the Nuevo Amanecer Cultural[4] and Voces de La Prensa.[5] She is a member of the Nicaraguan Association of Women Writers, in Spanish, Asociación Nicaragüense de Escritoras (ANIDE). She is a board member of the Foundation for Cinematography and Images, in Spanish, Fundación para la Cinematografía y la imagen (FUCINE).

In 2012, she published her first book titled An interview with Sergio Ramírez. Interviews. Articles. Chronicles, original title in Spanish Cita con Sergio Ramírez. Entrevistas. Artículos. Crónicas,[6] first edition 2012 Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Mexico, about the Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramírez in commemoration of his 50th anniversary as a writer.[7] The prologue for this book was written by the Nicaraguan writer Luis Rocha Urtecho. This book was officially presented[8] at the Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara, Feria Internacional del Libro del Palacio de Minería in Mexico City, Feria Internacional del Libro de París (Salon du livre de Paris), and the Miami Book Fair International. The second edition has a prologue by the Costa Rican writer Carlos Cortés.

Gaitán Morales has compiled the history of cinematography in Nicaragua[9] into a book titled To Conquer a Dream. The History of Cinema in Nicaragua, original title in Spanish, A la conquista de un sueño. Historia del cine en Nicaragua,[10] with a presentation on the back cover by the Chilean writer Antonio Skármeta. This book covers the history of Nicaraguan films starting from the late 1800s to the present and it has been dubbed, by writer Rafael Lara, as the first "biography" of Nicaraguan cinema.[11]

Published workEdit

  • Cita con Sergio Ramírez. Entrevistas. Artículos. Crónicas. (2012) Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, México
  • A la conquista de un sueño. Historia del cine en Nicaragua (2014) Managua, Nicaragua


  1. ^ "One Hundred Personalities of Nicaraguan Cinema: Rossana Lacayo". Carátula Magazine. Retrieved 2014-04-29.
  2. ^ "Biography: Karly Gaitán Morales". ANIDE. Archived from the original on 2014-04-24. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
  3. ^ "Cinema Law in Nicaragua, Why?". La Prensa Literaria. Retrieved 2014-04-29.
  4. ^ "Frida Kahlo...Pata de Palo!". Nuevo Amanecer Cultural (Nicaragua). Archived from the original on 2014-04-29. Retrieved 2014-04-29.
  5. ^ "Sergio Ramírez 50 years of Literary Work". La Prensa (Nicaragua). Retrieved 2014-04-29.
  6. ^ "Critic: An Interview with Sergio Ramírez by Karly Gaitán". Carátula Magazine (Managua). Retrieved 2014-04-29.
  7. ^ Llana, Carlos (December 6, 2007). "An Interview with Sergio Ramírez or in the Writer's Company". Nuevo Amanecer Cultural (Nicaragua). Retrieved 2014-04-29.
  8. ^ "Nicaraguan Journalist Presents her Book". Agencia EFE. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
  9. ^ "Moving Images of Rubén Darío". Carátula Magazine (Managua). Retrieved 2014-04-29.
  10. ^ "FUCINE Publications". FUCINE Official Web Site. Archived from the original on April 26, 2014. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
  11. ^ "The First National Biography of Cinema". El Nuevo Diario (Nicaragua). Retrieved 2014-04-30.

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