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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 who broke with literary conventions in a reaction against the Latin American "Boom," he has won many prizes for his writing, which includes novels, short stories, essays, and children's books. He holds a BA in Psychology from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, a Master's Degree in Latin American literature from New Mexico State University, and is currently a Visiting Professor at Middlebury College.

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