Conceived as a result of travels, ruminations, and self-analysis, and made of pieces of land and debris of identity, this collection of stories by Jose Ignacio Valenzuela has seen the light of the day with a very suggestive title. Emergency Exit delves into the themes of failure, love, and evasion with an innovative and biting perspective. With these powerful stories, Valenzuela announces that "it is in the ink and creativity where the real emergency exits are."
Concebido entre viajes, cavilaciones y auto análisis y hechos de pedazos de tierra y restos de indentidad, esta colección de cuentos que nos presenta el escritor José Ignacio Valenzuela ve la luz con un título muy sugestivo. Salida de emergencia hurga en los temas del fracaso, el amor y la evasión con una perspectiva mordaz e innovadora. A través de estos poderosos cuentos, Valenzuela nos anuncia que “es a través de la tinta y la creatividad donde están las verdaderas salidas de emergencia.”
About the Author
Jos� Ignacio Valenzuela has developed an extensive career as a writer and screenwriter in Chile, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Has published the following books: the novels Qu� pas� con Sof�a Alc�ntara (Chile, 1996), El caso de la actriz a la que nadie quer�a (Puerto Rico, 2007), El filo de tu piel (Mexico 2009), La Mujer Infinita (Mexico, 2010), El caso del crucero llamado Neptuno (Mexico, 2011), Hacia el fin del mundo (Mexico, 2011) and the short story collections entitled Con la noche encima (Chile, 1999) and Salida de Emergencia (Puerto Rico,2012). For television he has written more than sixteen telenovelas, among which Amor a domicilio (Chile, 1995), Marpara�so (Chile, 1998), Marea Brava (Mexico, 1999), Sabor a ti (Chile, 2000), Lo que es el amor (Mexico, 2001), Lola (Chile, 2007), Don Amor (Chile, 2008), Cuenta Conmigo (Chile, 2009), La familia de al lado (Chile, 2010), La casa de al lado (USA, 2011) who won the prize of Best telenovela of the year by Miami Life Awards. He also wrote and was one of the executive producers of the serial entitled "Amores," for Tu Universo Television, Channel 6, in Puerto Rico. He was nominated to a 2005 Emmy Award (Suncoast Chapter) for the script of "Amores," and in 1999 won the Prix du Grand Jury, in France, as a screenwriter. He is the screenwriter of the movie films Coraz�n de Melon (M�xico, 2003), Manuela y Manuel (Puerto Rico, 2007), La Sangre Iluminada (M�xico, 2008), Las Estrellas del Estuario (Puerto Rico, 2008), and Miente (Puerto Rico, 2009) selected as the representative of Puerto Rico at the Oscars 2011. Currently, he divides his time between his work as a writer, teacher, and the numerous conferences and seminars he gives in different Latin American countries. For more information, visit www.chascas.com