Vania Vargas

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Vania Vargas
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Vania Vargas in 2016
Born (1978-01-12) January 12, 1978 (age 41)
Alma materUniversidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
OccupationPoet, writer, narrator

Vania Vargas (born January 12, 1978 in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala) is a Guatemalan poet, narrator, editor, and journalist. Her writings specialize in Guatemalan culture.

Her mother, a primary school teacher, assisted Vargas in graduating from school with scholarships financed by private interests and by friends.[1] Vargas took an interest in books early in life because of her uncle's interest and his large library of police and medieval fantasy novels, which would be the first books she read in her life. For this reason, Vargas decided to study literature, but her parents would not allow her to move to Guatemala City to study literature.[2]

Vargas's first work as a journalist came with local newspaper El Nuevo Quetzalteco, later shortened to El Quetzalteco, which covered red notes and tribunes,[1] an experience that gave her much needed journalistic experience.[3] In 2002, Vargas finally moved to the capital to study literature, graduating in 2009 from the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. Her first novel, Cuentos infantiles, published by Catafixia Editorial, was part of the La malla collection, which included books by Maurice Echeverría, Yaxquin Melchi, and René Morales Hernández.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Apología de la lectura y de la androginia literaria". Plaza Pública (in Spanish). May 30, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Vania Vargas, la poeta versátil de Quetzaltenango". Prensa Libre (in Spanish). July 28, 2017. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  3. ^ 1850 Televisión (June 16, 2015). "Entrevista a Vania Vargas". YouTube. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "Vania Vargas". (in Spanish). Plaza Pública. Retrieved November 13, 2017.