Amalia Torres



From September 18 to September 21, 2018

Biography —

Amalia got a diploma in Literary Journalism from the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona in 2015, and she is a journalist from the Universidad Católica de Chile. She works as journalistic coordinator at the newspaper El Mercurio of Santiago de Chile, writing about society, environment and health.

She is one of the coauthors of the book Ritmos para el paraíso y otros relatos de periodismo literario, MeCoPH 2016 award for literary journalism, and co-author of the children’s book Mi libro de todas las cosas: ideas para sembrar, comer y ensuciarse.

Amalia has participated in different journalism workshops. Among them, one about writing profiles, offered by Julio Villanueva Chang, editor and founder of Etiqueta Negra’s magazine, and another one about data journalism by the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI).

Project —

During the residency, together with the MeCoPH alumni and teachers, we want to create a network in which we could share different literary journalism projects and in the future achieve joint reporting. The main objective of this network is to keep in touch and to allow its members to share and disseminate stories that are relevant at the global level, benefiting from each other’s perspective and experience from their respective countries.