Carmen Aguirre is an author, actor, and playwright.

Her 2011 bestselling book Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter was a memoir of her childhood, 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.

Her much anticipated second memoir Mexican Hooker #1 and My Other Roles Since the Revolution is being published in April 2016 by Random House in North America and Portobello Books in the United Kingdom.

Aguirre has written and co-written over 25 plays stage plays to date, including Chile Con Carne, The Trigger, The Refugee Hotel and Blue Box.

About Carmen

Upcoming Panel at Calgary Public Library

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

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Upcoming Play Tour: Broken Tailbone


Calgary, Alberta

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MARCH, 2019
Burnaby, British Columbia

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"Aguirre's writing is splendid; she combines black humour and a sharp intellect and tells her powerful story in grand style. " - Publishers Weekly, U.S.