IBANEZ-CARRASCO, Francisco




"Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco was born in Santiago de Chile in 1963 to an illiterate single mother who was a live-in maid. He grew up poor, the offspring of a military dictatorship, with an acquired taste for the bourgeoisie, boots, Catholicism and queerness. In 1985, he disco-danced his happy-go-lucky feet to Vancouver, BC, where he promptly acquired his HIV, his Canadian citizenship (in 1991), his doctorate in Education from Simon Fraser University (in 1999), and an unending appetite for research, writing, and teaching. A sexual exile of sorts, he devotes many of his implausible tales to examining how desire geographically displaces individuals and infects lives. He lives, with his life partner John and ghosts of dead lovers and cats, in Vancouver where he leads a double life as a decent social scientist and an indecent author. He exercises a polite degree of AIDS activism as the Co-Chair of the Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation." -- website biography

BORN: March 14, 1963

PLACE OF BIRTH: Chile

ARRIVAL IN CANADA: 1885

ANCESTRAL BACKGROUND: Latino

EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: Social science researcher, professor

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Flesh Wounds and Purple Flowers (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2001).

Killing Me Softly (San Francisco: Suspect Thoughts Press, 2004).

[BCBW 2005} "Chilean"