Carlos Cerda

Carlos Cerda (1942-2001) was born in Chile and lived in exile in East Berlin following the coup that deposed Salvador Allende. Cerda returned to Chile in 1985 where he remained until his death. An Empty House received three of Chile's most prestigious literary prizes: the Premio Municipal de Literatura, the Premio del Consejo Nacional del Libro, and the Premio del Circulo de Criticos de Arte.