Rosario Fiallos Oyanguren de Aguilar was born on January 29, 1938 in León, Nicaragua. Her father, Mariano Fiallos Gil (1907-1964), was a famous writer widely considered the founder of the autonomous university system in Nicaragua. Fiallos Gil held various government roles, including a brief stint as Minister of Education for Nicaragua. Aguilar’s mother was Soledad Oyanguren y López de Aréchaga (1902-1995), from a Spanish Basque family that emigrated to Nicaragua in 1921. Aguilar was the middle of 5 children.

Aguilar was creative from a very young age and decided to be a writer at the age of sixteen, according to her interview with Ramos. While her father was in government, she lived in Managua where she attended the …

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Lavoie, Sophie M.. "Rosario Aguilar". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 July 2014
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