Matto de Turner, Clorinda (1854–1909)

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Matto de Turner, Clorinda (1854–1909)

Peruvian novelist, playwright and essayist. Name variations: (pseudonym) Carlota Dumont, also seen as Carlotta Dumont. Born 1854 in Peru; died 1909.

Influenced by Ricardo Palma, wrote Tradiciones cusqueñas (Traditions of Cuzco, 1884–86); also wrote Aves sin nido (Birds without a Nest, 1889), the 1st indigenous novel of contemporary Indian life, Indole (1890), Hima-sumac (1892), Leyendas y recortes (1893), Hernecia (1893), and Borealis, minaturas y porcelanas (1902); was one of the most important woman writers of 19th-century Latin America.