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Herkunft: Mexico

Eduardo Antonio Parra

Eduardo Antonio Parra, born in León in Mexico in 1965, grew up in the northern border town of Nuevo Laredo. He studied Hispanic Studies at the Universidad Regiomontana in Monterrey, where he still lives. Before embarking on a career as a writer he tried out various jobs, including sales promoter

Duncan Tonatiuh

Born in 1984 in Mexico City, Duncan Tonatiuh writes and illustrates books for children and adults. The son of an American father and a Mexican mother he grew up in San Miguel de Allende before moving to the USA as a teenager to attend high school in Massachusetts. As a

Cristina Rivera Garza

Cristina Rivera Garza was born in Matamoros, Mexico in 1964. She studied sociology at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and received a Ph.D. in Latin American history from the University of Houston. She subsequently taught at various universities in the USA and Mexico. After her award-winning literary début, the

Coral Bracho

Coral Bracho was born in Mexico City in 1951. Bracho’s poetic work is considered to be a cornerstone of Mexican poetry. Her characteristic style, labelled by the Argentinian poet Néstor Perlongher »Latin American Neo-Baroque poetry«, is already well developed in her first collection »Peces de piel fugaz« (1977; t: »Fish

Chloe Aridjis

Chloe Aridjis was born in 1971 in New York and grew up in the Netherlands and Mexico City. The daughter of poet and environmentalist Homero Aridjis studied comparative literature at Harvard and went on to do a master’s and PhD at Oxford, where, under renowned literary critic Malcolm Bowie, she

Carlos Fuentes

Carlos Fuentes was born in Panama City in 1928. The son of a Mexican diplomat, he spent his childhood in the United States and various Latin American countries. Despite literary leanings he studied Law in Mexico City. Upon finishing he prepared for a career in the diplomatic service at the

Carmen Boullosa

Carmen Boullosa was born in 1954 in Mexico City in a large bourgeois family. She studied at the Universidad Iberoamericana and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and was an editor for the »Diccionario del Español de México« (tr: Dictionary of Mexican Spanish) at the Colegio de México from

Antonio Ortuño

Antonio Ortuño was born in 1976 in Guadalajara, Mexico. Initially he devoted himself to journalism, and worked several years for the Mexican newspaper »Milenio«. He also began writing articles for important cultural journals, including »Letras Libres« and »La Tempestad«. He published his first novel, »El buscador de cabezas« (tr. The

Ana Clavel

born in Mexico City in 1961 and studied Humanities at the Autonomous University of Mexico. In 1982, she received a scholarship from the National Institute of Fine Arts and from 2001 to 2004 she was artistic director of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores del Fonca. She won the National Gilberto

Àlvaro Enrigue

Álvaro Enrigue was born in Mexico in 1969. Having studied Communication at the Ibero-American University in Mexico City, he went on to take a Master’s degree in Latin American Literature at the University of Maryland.  He is currently working on his Ph.D., while also teaching translation and Creative Writing at the

Alma Guillermoprieto

born in Mexico in 1949, studied modern dance in New York. She has reported on Latin America for periodicals (»New Yorker«, »New York Review of Books«). She has long been considered an authority on political journalism. In 1991 she published »Samba«, a book about Brazil and its folk music tradition.