Carmen Garcia (Santiago, 1979) is a cultural manager, sociologist and poet. As founder and director of Plagio she has developed numerous cultural and publishing projects. Between 2003 and 2004 she was project advisor to the Comisión Asesora Presidencial para el Centenario de Pablo Neruda (Presidential Advisory Committee for the Centenary of Pablo Neruda). In 2005 she won a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue a Masters in New York. Her literary work has been honored with several awards, among them the Beca para la Creación Poética de la Fundación Pablo Neruda (Pablo Neruda Foundation Poetic Creation Scholarship for New Writers) and the Beca de Creación Literaria para Escritores Noveles del Consejo Nacional del Libro y la Lectura (National Council for Books and Reading Creative Writing Scholarship for New Writers) In 2004 she published her first book, “La Insistencia” (Libros de la Elipse) (The Insistence (Books of the Ellipse)). She won the 2007 Creative Writing Scholarship for Professional Writers for writing her second book, “Gotas sobre loza fría” (Tears on cold china) published in 2011 by the Cuarto Propio editorial.