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Dulce Chacón

Spain (1954 - 2003)

Dulce Chacón was a Spanish poet, novelist and playwright.
Born into a traditional family in the Extremadura region of Spain, her family moved to Madrid on her fathers' death, when she was 12 years old.
She was known for her progressive views and her outspoken positions on capital punishment during the Francisco Franco period, and was an organiser and speaker at the 15 March 2003 mass demonstration in Madrid against the war in Iraq.Her novel La voz dormida (translated in English as The Sleeping Voice), which drew on collected oral testimonies of the suffering of women during and after the Spanish Civil War, attracted widespread acclaim. She died suddenly in Madrid in December 2003 of cancer.