Carmen Aguirre

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Carmen Aguirre is a Vancouver-based actress and writer, born in Santiago, Chile. She plays a prominent role in Endgame.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cloutier, Jean-François (9 February 2011). "Endgame: une nouvelle série canadienne chez Showcase". TVQC (in French). Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Carmen Aguirre's Something Fierce recalls her years in the anti-Pinochet underground". Georgia Straight, May 10, 2011.
  3. ^ "Carmen Aguirre celebrates Canada Reads victory". The Globe and Mail, February 9, 2012.
  4. ^ Carmen Aguirre author profile at Douglas & McIntyre.

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