Baptized by fellow Guatemalan novelist Mario Monteforte Toledo as a "hell of a writer,"
Manuel Corleto never feared to break the mold of traditional narrative to embark upon
something more daring and challenging for the reader, always with the eye a director of stage
in laying out the framework for his novels. He is called "incomprehensible and difficult"
by many theater directors. Among other things, he is remembered as the head of the invasion
to Spain in 1990 for his play La Profecía and winner of many international literary prizes
in theater and novel.
Columnist in newspapers, founder of Lectores Anónimos, Club Adictos al Libro
(Anonymous Readers, Book Addicts Club), actor, director, karate instructor, painter,
book illustrator, art designer and many more things. Author of the theories:
Continuous Theater, NonTheater and the Stars Factory. Born in Escuintla, southern coast
of Guatemala, on February 23, 1944, he now resides in Guatemala.