Dulce Chacón

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Dulce Chacón (Zafra, Badajoz, Spain, June 6, 1954 – Madrid, December 3, 2003) was a Spanish poet, novelist and playwright.

Born into a traditional family in the Extremadura region of Spain, her family moved to Madrid on her father's' death, when she was 12 years old.

She was known for her progressive views and her outspoken positions on capital punishment during the Francisco Franco period, and was an organiser and speaker at the 15 March 2003 mass demonstration in Madrid against the war in Iraq.

Her novel La voz dormida (translated in English as The Sleeping Voice), which drew on collected oral testimonies of the suffering of women during and after the Spanish Civil War, attracted widespread acclaim.

She died suddenly in Madrid in December 2003 of cancer.

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Premio de Poesía Ciudad de Irún, for Contra el desprestigio de la altura, 1995
  • XXIV Premio Azorín, for Cielos de barro, 2000
  • Premio Libro del Año 2002, for La voz Dormida



  • Querrán ponerle nombre (1992)
  • Las palabras de la piedra (1993)
  • Contra el desprestigio de la altura (1995)
  • Matar al ángel (1999)
  • Cuatro gotas (2003)


  • Algún amor que no mate (1996)
  • Blanca vuela mañana
  • Háblame, musa, de aquel varón (1998)
  • Cielos de barro (2000)
  • La voz dormida (2002)


  • Algún amor que no mate
  • Segunda mano 1998

Short stories[edit]

  • "Te querré hasta la muerte" 2003, pp. 61–64.