Carmen Naranjo


Carmen Naranjo was born in Cartago, Provincia de Cartago, Costa Rica on January 30th, 1928 and is the Novelist. At the age of 83, Carmen Naranjo biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 30, 1928
Costa Rica
Place of Birth
Cartago, Provincia de Cartago, Costa Rica
Death Date
Jan 4, 2012 (age 83)
Zodiac Sign
Diplomat, Politician, Writer
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Carmen Naranjo Life

Carmen Naranjo Coto (January 30, 1928 – January 4, 2012) was a Costa Rican novelist, poet and essayist.


Naranjo was born in Cartago, the capital city of the Cartago Province. She received her primary education there at the Escuela República de Perú and her secondary at the Colegio Superior de Señoritas.

She received her licenciatura in Philology from the University of Costa Rica and pursued post-graduate studies at the Universidad Autónoma de México and the University of Iowa.

Naranjo served as Costa Rica's ambassador to Israel in the 1970s and also as the country's minister of culture. She was the author of the Costa Rican system of social security. She was inducted into La Galería de las Mujeres de Costa Rica (The Women's Gallery of Costa Rica) in 2005.


Carmen Naranjo Career

Literary career

Naranjo wrote a number of books, including poetry, novels, storybooks, and essays. Naranjo's books and stories have had a lot of success, including the debut of her first book Los perros no ladraron (1966); however, she is also known for her poetry, including "La canción de la ternura (1964) and Hacia tu isla (1966).

Naranjo's literary career began to flourish after she returned to Costa Rica in 1964 after having worked with United Nations in Venezuela. She began reading poetry by Latin American writers including Carlos Fuentes, Juan Rulfo, Jorge Luis Borges, and Octavio Paz (1964), and Misa a oscura (1964). Los perros no ladraron was her first book published in 1966, and two more followed: Memorias de un hombre de palabra and Camino al medioda. The success she had with her first three books opened a new international platform for her writing and literary reputation. Naranjo spent a year in 1969 in the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she wrote Diario de una multitud, a memoir published in 1974.

After much success with Camino al medioda, which gained second place in The Central American and Panama Flower Games (Los Juegos Florales Centroamerican y de Panamá), Naranjo began teaching workshops (writing classes), and as a result of these lessons, she began teaching workshops (writing classes), and she was inspired to write Responso Por El Nio Juan Manuel (1970).