24th ilb
5 – 14 Sep 2024 Program
9 – 18 Sep 2024 Young Program

Herkunft: Mexico

Anabel Hernández

born in Mexico City in 1971, is a leading investigative journalist in Mexico. With a career of 30 years, during the last 22 years has been focused in investigating the drug trafficking cartels in Mexico, principally Sinaloa Cartel; the corruption, violations of human rights, forced disappearance and abuse of power

Yuri Herrera

Yuri Herrera Gutiérrez was born in Actopan, Mexico, in 1970. In 1997 he graduated in political science in Mexico City and in 2003 completed a degree in creative writing at the University of Texas at El Paso in the USA. This was followed by a doctorate in Hispanic language and

Verónica Murguía

Verónica Murguía was born in Mexico City in 1960.  She began studying History before deciding to pursue an art degree.  For a number of years, she worked as an aerobics teacher, a banana-bread baker as well as a radio talk-show host.  Today she works as a freelance writer in Mexico

Valeria Luiselli

Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City in 1983. Due to her father’s work, she grew up in the USA, Costa Rica, South Korea, and South Africa. She returned to Mexico at the age of sixteen, studied philosophy, and then moved to New York to commit herself to contemporary dance.

Tedi López Mills

Tedi López Mills, poet, translator and essayist was born in Mexico City in 1959. After studying philosophy at UNAM (‘Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México’) the author went to Paris and studied literature at the Sorbonne. After this she started to publish her poems in anthologies, her first poetry volume ‘Cinco

Sergio Pitol

Sergio Pitol was born in 1933 in Puebla, Mexico. He studied Law and Literature in Mexico-City, entered into diplomatic service for his country in 1960, and worked as cultural attach� in Warsaw, Paris and Budapest, and he was the Mexican Ambassador to Czechoslovakia up until 1988.  He also worked as

Sabina Berman

Sabina Berman, of East European and Jewish origin, was born in Mexico City in 1955. Her father had emigrated to Mexico in the 1930s when Lázaro Cárdenas was the President of the country. Sabina Berman started writing while still a student of Mexican Literature and Psychology at the Universidad Latinoamericana.

Pura López Colomé

Pura López Colomé was born in Mexico city in 1952.  She spent her childhood and teenage years in the Mexican capital.  During the school holidays she always went to Yucatán, the home state of her father, whose native tongue is Maya, and her mother who was of Catalan-Irish descent.  Following

Pergentino José

Pergentino José was born in a Zapotec village in the Pacific highlands of the Mexican state of Oaxaca in 1981. He earned a B.A. in Education from the Escuela Normal Intercultural de Tlacochahuaya and a Master’s in Hispanic American Literature from the Universidad Austral de Chile UACH.José writes in both

Juan Pablo Villalobos

Juan Pablo Villalobos was born in the Mexican city of Guadalajara in 1973. He studied Hispanic literature and marketing before moved to Barcelona in 2003 to undertake a doctorate in literary theory. There he pursued writing while also working in an e-commerce company. Villalobos published numerous works – including market

José Manuel Prieto

José Manuel Prieto was born in Havana in 1962. At the age of 19, he graduated from school and then left Cuba to study electrical engineering in Novosibirsk. With a degree in engineering in his pocket, he returned to Havana, however only for one and a half years. He felt

Jorge Volpi

Jorge Volpi was born in Mexico City in 1968, where he benefited by a classical, humanistic education. The readings of the great Mexican authors such as Juan Rulfo, Carlos Fuentes and Octavio Paz encouraged him to dedicate himself to literature despite his original aim of becoming a philosopher.  He studied