Her 2011 book Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter was a memoir of her childhood, which she spent moving around regularly with her parents, who were part of the Chilean Resistance against Augusto Pinochet. The book was selected for the 2012 edition of CBC Radio's Canada Reads, defended by musician Shad; it was announced as the winner of the competition on February 9, 2012.
Aguirre has written over 20 stage plays to date, including In a Land Called I Don't Remember, Chile Con Carne, The Trigger and The Refugee Hotel.
- Cloutier, Jean-François (9 February 2011). "Endgame: une nouvelle série canadienne chez Showcase". TVQC (in French). Retrieved 17 August 2011.
- "Carmen Aguirre's Something Fierce recalls her years in the anti-Pinochet underground". Georgia Straight, May 10, 2011.
- "Carmen Aguirre celebrates Canada Reads victory". The Globe and Mail, February 9, 2012.
- Carmen Aguirre author profile at Douglas & McIntyre.
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