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Herkunft: Mexico

José Emilio Pacheco

José Emilio Pacheco was born in Mexico City in 1939.  He began to write for magazines and newspapers while he was still at school and continued throughout university. His father, a lawyer and notary, advised his shy son to study Law so that he would one day be in a

Jordi Soler

Jordi Soler born in 1963 in Mexico as the son of Catalan immigrants, worked for several years as a literary editor in Mexico City, before working in Dublin as Cultural Attaché. He is one of the most important authors writing about the Spanish Civil War from the perspective of third-generation

Jennifer Clement

Jennifer Clement was born in 1960 in Greenwich, Connecticut, and grew up in Mexico City. She studied literature and anthropology at New York University, and then French literature in Paris. She also received a Master of Arts from the University of Southern Maine.Clement became known through her literary portrait »Widow

Javier Martínez Pedro

Javier Martínez Pedro was born in 1963 in Xalitla, near Iguala in the Mexican state of Guerrero. Along with working in the fields, at age 13 he began drawing, a family tradition that his three sons have continued in the meantime. In 2000, he fled to the United States in

Ignacio Padilla

Ignacio Padilla was born in Mexico City in 1968. He studied media and literary studies in Mexico City, South Africa and Edinburgh and then completed a doctorate on Miguel de Cervantes in Salamanca in 1998. In the mid-nineties he worked as editorial director of the Mexican edition of »Playboy« magazine

Homero Aridjis

The youngest of five brothers, Homero Aridjis was born in 1940 in the village of Contepec, Michoacán, Mexico, to a Mexican mother and a Greek father. He began writing at the age of 11, after surviving an accident that nearly cost him his life. He won a scholarship from the

Guillermo Fadanelli

Guillermo Fadanelli was born in Mexico City in 1963. He studied engineering and worked, among other things, as a real estate agent and muleteer, as a Christmas tree vendor in New York and at a confectionary shop in Madrid. He began his literary career in 1988 and in 1989 founded

Guadalupe Nettel

Guadalupe Nettel was born in Mexico City in 1973. She grew up in her native country and in France, where she became fluent in French. After graduating in Hispanic Language and Literature at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma in Mexico City, she lived in Paris for five years and received a

Fernanda Melchor

Mexican writer Fernanda Melchor was born in Boca del Río in 1982. She studied journalism at the Universidad Veracruzana. In addition to working in the university’s communications department, she has published her short prose as well as nonfiction writing in various magazines such as »Excélsior«, »Replicante«, »Le Monde Diplomatique«, and

Elmer Mendoza

born 1949 in Culiacán, Mexico. After his Spanish literature studies, he released his first short stories and plays. In 1999, he published his debut novel, »Un asesino solitario« (»Lone Assassin»). In 2007, he won the Premio Tusquets de Novela for his crime novel »Balas de Plata« (»Silver Bullets«), in which

Elena Poniatowska

Elena Poniatowska was born in Paris in 1932 to a Polish nobleman and a Mexican woman. In 1941, the family fled to Mexico to escape the Second World War. She began to write newspaper reports at the age of twenty-one. Her journalistic and literary work deals primarily with social and

Eduardo Lizalde

Eduardo Lizalde was born in Mexico, in the Federal District, in 1929.  He studied Philosophy and Literature at the ‘Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México’ (UNAM).  Together with Gonzales Rojo, Lizalde founded the literary movement called ‘Poeticismo’ in 1948 which sought to break with, as they saw it, the predominant lack