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Milena Solot

Milena Solot Rubio was born in Mexico City and now lives in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. She has published works in the magazines Suelta, Big-Sur, El Búho, Siempre, and Luna...

Gabriela Mejan

Gabriela Mejan holds a BA in Latin American literature from the Universidad Iberoamericana, an MA in children’s literature from Roehampton University, and a PhD in visual culture from...

Ana García

Ana García lives in London.

José Luis Pescador Huerta

José Luis Pescador (México, 1979) is a comic artist and painter. His latest works are Tetelcingo, Fosas del Olvido, a graphic journalist feature on the graves in...

Francisco de la Mora

Francisco de la Mora is a publisher and a comics writer. He is one of the founders of Editorial Sexto Piso, one of the biggest independent publishing houses in Mexico, where he was a permanent...

Martha Batiz

Born and raised in Mexico, Martha Batiz was named one of the Top Ten Most Influential Hispanic Canadians in 2015. Her publications include two collections of short stories, A todos los voy a matar...

Francisco Laguna-Correa

Francisco is a bilingual Mexican writer, born in Mexico City, and now based in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a doctoral candidate in Hispanic Studies at The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a...

Bef

Bernardo Fernández, AKA “Bef,” is a novelist and comic book artist living in Mexico City. Among other books, he’s published three science fiction novels and a noir novel...

Ricardo Chávez Castañeda

Ricardo Chavez Castañeda was born in Mexico City in 1961. One of the founding members of the Mexican literary movement known as the "Crack" that began in the 1990s, a group of young writers...

Javier Malpica

Javier Malpica was born in México in 1965. After getting a degree as a physicist, he studied at the SOGEM School of Writers. He has written numerous plays (many of them...

Ilan Stavans

Ilan Stavans, publisher of Restless Books, is the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. His books include Spanglish, On Borrowed...

Francisco Macías

Francisco Macías, a Mexican-born American, currently resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and works at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.  He has served the Library as a...

Salvador Novo

Salvador Novo (1904-1974) was born and died in Mexico City, where he was a provocative and prolific cultural presence. The author of numerous collections of poems, Novo was also one of the...

Jorge Volpi

Jorge Volpi is a doctor in law and a teacher of Mexican literature at the UNAM (Autonomous University of Mexico) and holds a PhD in Hispanic Philology from the University of Salamanca. The...

Rafael Lemus

Rafael Lemus was born in Mexico City in 1977. Narrator, essayist and literary critic, he is the author of the short story collection Informe (Tusquets, 2008, short stories) and...

Hector de Mauleon

Hector de Mauleon was born in Mexico City in 1963. He is the author of the novel El secreto de la Noche Triste, the short-story collections La perfecta espiral  and Como nada en el mundo,...

Magali Tercero

Magali Tercero is a journalist in Mexico City. She is the author of the books Cuando llegaron los bárbaros . . . Vida cotidiana y narcotráfico (2011); San Judas Tadeo,...

Luis Felipe Fabre

Luis Felipe Fabre (1974) is a poet and critic based in Mexico City. His publications include the volume of essays Leyendo agujeros. Ensayos sobre (des)escritura, antiescritura y no escritura, and...

Yuri Herrera

Yuri Herrera (Actopan, México, 1970) has written three novels, all of them translated into several languages: Trabajos del reino (Kingdom Cons, And Other Stories, 2017) Señales que...

Rafael Pérez Gay

Rafael Pérez Gay was born in 1957.  His books include the short story collections Me perderé contigo (1988), Esta vez para siempre (1988), Llamadas nocturnas (1993), and El...

Fabrizio Mejía Madrid

Fabrizio Mejía Madrid was born in Mexico City in 1968. He is the author of the novels Hombre al agua (Joaquín Mortiz, 2004), which was awarded the Premio Antonin Artaud; El rencor (Planeta,...

Guadalupe Nettel

Born in Mexico City in 1973, Guadalupe Nettel is a prolific young Mexican author and a regular contributor to both Spanish- and French-language magazines, including Letras Libres, Hoja por hoja,...

Olvido García Valdés

Olvido García Valdés (Asturias, España, 1950) resides in Toledo. Her poetry collections, except for her most recent Lo solo del animal, have been published together in one...

Eve Gil

Eve Gil was born in Hermosillo, Sonora, in 1968 and currently lives in Mexico City. She is the author of several novels, including Réquiem por una muñeca rota (2000), Cenotafio de...

José Eugenio Sánchez

José Eugenio Sánchez, born 1965, is an award-winning poet from Monterrey, Mexico, whose books include La felicidad es una pistola caliente and Physical graffiti, the latter of...

Gabriel Magaña Merlo

Gabriel Magaña was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico in 1944. He has published four books of poetry in Mexico and numerous poems in various magazines. Insumiso al rostro, a selection...

Liliana V. Blum

Liliana V. Blum was born in Durango, Mexico, and lives in Tampico. She is the author of The Curse of Eve and Other Stories, forthcoming from Host Publications. Translations of her stories have...

Fritz Glockner

Fritz Glockner studied History at the Universidad Autónoma in Puebla, Mexico, and has been an editor, a bookseller, and a promoter of culture and reading. In addition to teaching at...

Marcos Xiu Cachon

Wenceslao Yeh and Marcos Xiu Cachón write in Yucatecan Maya and live in the remote area of Quintana Roo.

Wenceslao Yeh

Wenceslao Yeh and Marcos Xiu Cachón write in Yucatecan Maya and live in the remote area of Quintana Roo.

Rosario Sanmiguel

Rosario Sanmiguel, a native of Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua, Mexico, is the author of a novel, Árboles o apuntes de viaje (PuenteLibre Editores, 2006), and a collection of stories,...

Coral Bracho

Coral Bracho was born in Mexico City. She has published eight books of poetry, including El ser que va a morir (1982). Among her grants and prizes are the Aguascalientes National Poetry Prize,...

David Huerta

David Huerta, son of the important poet Efraín Huerta, is generally acclaimed as the greatest Mexican poet of his generation. He is director of the tabloid Periódico de...

Álvaro Enrigue

Álvaro Enrigue is a writer and editor. His first novel, La muerte de un instalador, won the Joaquín Mortiz Prize in 1996. His second novel, El cementerio de sillas (Lengua de...

Juan Villoro

Juan Villoro (b. 1956) has been Professor of Literature at Mexico’s National University, and Visiting Professor at Yale, Princeton, and the Pompeu Fabra University at Barcelona. He has...

Ambar Past

Poet and alchemist Ambar Past was born in Durham, North Carolina, in 1949, descendent of a wheelwright, Piast, who in 840 became the first king of Poland. Past's mother was a painter and her...

Aura Estrada

Aura Estrada is a Ph.D. student at Columbia University. She has published reviews and crónicas in Bookforum and the Mexican magazine DF, and fiction in www.letralia.com. She rides the F...

Alberto Ruy-Sánchez

Born in Mexico City in 1951, Alberto Ruy Sánchez is the author of books of fiction, essays, and poetry, which have been translated into many languages. He is best known for a series of...

Carmen Boullosa

Carmen Boullosa (born in Mexico City in 1954) is one of Mexico's leading novelists, poets, and playwrights. She has published fifteen novels, the most recent of which are El complot de los...

Enrique Serna

Enrique Serna was born in Mexico in 1959. He studied Spanish Literature and has made a name for himself among readers and critics alike as an author of novels, short stories and essays. In 2000,...

Antonio Ortuño

Antonio Ortuño is a Mexican writer, born in Guadalajara, in 1976. He is author of The Headhunter (Joaquin Mortiz, 2006) and Human Resources (finalist for the Herralde Prize, Anagram,...

Vicente Herrasti

Vicente Herrasti was born in Mexico City in 1967. He is a novelist, essayist and translator. He has translated works by Edwin Muir and Herman Melville. His own novels include Taxidermia...

Guillermo Fadanelli

Guillermo Fadanelli was born in Mexico City. His published books include Clarisa ya tiene un muerto, a novel (Mondadori, 2000), Lodo a novel (Debate, 2002), La otra cara de Rock Hudson, a novel...

Alain-Paul Mallard

Born in 1970 and reared in Mexico City, Alain-Paul Mallard studied Hispanic Literatures in his native city, and then studied European Intellectual History in Toronto. Tempted by silence, he is...

Gabriela Vallejo

Gabriela Vallejo Cervantes (Mexico City, 1964) is the author of a novel entitled La verdadera historia del laberinto, published by Ediciones Era (2003). She is presently in a Ph.D. Program on...

Mónica de la Torre

Mónica de la Torre is coeditor of Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry (Copper Canyon Press). Her full-length poetry collections include Public Domain (2008) and Talk Shows (2007)....

Jesús Salinas Pedraza

Jesús Salinas Pedraza writes in Ñahñu and Otomi. He was born in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico.

Librado Silva Galeana

Librado Silva Galeana was born in Santa Ana Tlacotenco, Mexico, in the 1940s. He studied to be a teacher, and is noted for his mastery of classical and contemporary Nahuatl. He writes stories...

Enrique Pérez López

Enrique Pérez López is director of the Centro Estatal de Lenguas, Arte y Literatra Indígenas (CELALI).

Miguel Angel May May

Miguel Angel May May is a member of the board of many organizations, from Escritores en Lengua Indígenas in México to the Howard Meredith Indian Humanities Center at the University...

Victor de la Cruz

Victor de la Cruz is a widely published poet and the author of many works that were originally part of the Zapotecan oral tradition. A scholar as well as a writer and an editor, he has been a...

Santiago Domínguez Aké

Santiago Domínguez Aké, born in 1951 in Muxupip, Yucatán, has been working since 1981 as an artist in the Yucatan regional administration. In 1997, his work "Kool tu...

Lázaro Márquez Joaquín

Lázaro Márquez Joaquín lives in Chenanástico, Paracho, Michoacán.

Ismael García Marcelino

Ismael García Marcelino lives in Ihuatzio, Tzintzuntzan, Michoácan. He works with the Coordinación Interinstitucional de los Indigena de Michoacán.

Pancho Nácar

Pancho Nácar is the pseudonym of Francisco Javier Sánchez Valdivieso, a Zapotec poet born in 1909 in Juchitán, Oaxaca. He published a few poems in Zapoteco during his...

Fausto Guadarrama López

Fausto Guadarrama López lives in the state of Mexico, home to the Mazahuas. He has written about his people and has become a spokesman for bilingual (indigenous/Spanish) education in...

Juan Gregorio Regino

Juan Gregorio Regino is one of the leading poets in indigenous languages in the Americas. He is Mazatec, born in 1962 in Chicicazapa, Solyaltepec, Oaxaca. In 1987, he received his bachelor's...

Victor Terán

Victor Terán was born in Juchitán, Oaxaca, in 1958. He has received recognition and a grant from FONACULTA (National Foundation for Art and Culture). Carlos Montemayor, the critic,...

Marcos Matías Alonso

Marcos Matías Alonso is a member of the National Assembly of Indigenous People for Autonomy and the National Indigenous Congress. He holds a degree in anthropology and research grants...

Briceida Cuevas Cob

Briceida Cuevas Cob, born in Tepakán, Kalkiní, in 1969, is recognized as one of the rising stars of Mexican poetry. Much of her work has already appeared in English, some of it in...

Rita Molina Elias

Rita Molina Elias has Tacuaro, Chilchota, and Michoacan heritage.

Lorenzo Hernandez Ocampo

Lorenzo Hernandez Ocampo, a biologist as well as a writer, was born in Santa Catalina Chinango, Oaxaca.

Natalia Toledo Paz

Natalia Toledo Paz was born in Juchitán, Oaxaca, in 1967. She writes in both Zapotec and Spanish and participates in national and international poetry meetings. She has written several...

Miguel León-Portilla

Miguel León-Portilla (b. 1926) is recognized worldwide as the leading authority on Aztec (Nahua) history, literature, and philosophy. His 1959 work, La Filosofia Nahuatl estudiada en sus...
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