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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 author of nine novels, including In Search of Klingsor, for which he won the Spanish Premio Biblioteca Breve prize and the French Deux-Océans-Grizane-Cavour Prize, Volpi is a founder of the "Crack" group, a Mexican literary movement that seeks to move beyond magical realism and mimics the ideals of the 1968 Latin American literary boom. He has received grants from the John S. Guggenheim Foundation and is presently a member of National System of Creators in Mexico.

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