Eve Gil (born 1968) is a Mexican writer and journalist from Hermosillo, Sonora. She is one of the major "NAFTA generation" authors. Her work has won a number of awards such as Premio La Gran Novela Sonorense in 1993, the Premio Nacional de Periodismo Fernando Benítez in 1994, the Concurso de Libro Sonorense in 1994, 1996 and 2006, and the Premio Nacional de Cuento Efraín Huerta in 2006.
Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost 2,000,000 square kilometres (770,000 sq mi), the nation is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent state in the world. With an estimated population of over 120 million people, the country is the eleventh most populous state and the most populous Spanish-speaking state in the world, while being the second most populous nation in Latin America after Brazil. Mexico is a federation comprising 31 states and Mexico City, a special federal entity that is also the capital city and its most populous city. Other metropolises in the state include Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla, Toluca, Tijuana and León.
Hermosillo, formerly called Pitic, is a city located centrally in the northwestern Mexican state of Sonora. It is the capital and largest city as well as the main economic center for the state and region. As of 2015, the city has a population of 812,229 inhabitants, making it the 16th largest city in Mexico. The recent city population spur is due to its recent strong industrialization, especially in the automotive industry.
Sonora, officially Estado Libre y Soberano de Sonora, is one of 31 states that, with Mexico City, comprise the 32 federal entities of United Mexican States. It is divided into 72 municipalities; the capital city is Hermosillo. Sonora is bordered by the states of Chihuahua to the east, Baja California to the northwest and Sinaloa to the south. To the north, it shares the U.S.–Mexico border with the states of Arizona and New Mexico, and on the west has a significant share of the coastline of the Gulf of California.
Luisa Valenzuela is a post-'Boom' novelist and short story writer. Her writing is characterized by an experimental style which questions hierarchical social structures from a feminist perspective. She is best known for her work written in response to the dictatorship of the 1970s in Argentina. Works such as Como en la guerra (1977), Cambio de armas (1982) and Cola de lagartija (1983) combine a powerful critique of dictatorship with an examination of patriarchal forms of social organization and the power structures which inhere in human sexuality and gender relationships.
José Luis Rodríguez Pittí is a contemporary writer, videoartist and documentary photographer.
Jean Meyer is a Mexican historian and author of French origin. He has published extensively on the Cristero War and on the caudillo Manuel Lozada.
Liliana Blum is a Mexican short story writer. She is one of the first Mexican writers of her generation to be translated into English.
Elsa Cross, is a contemporary Spanish-language Mexican writer perhaps best known for her poetry. She has also published translations, philosophical essays and is known as an authority on Indian philosophy.
Estrella del Valle is a Mexican poet. She was born in Córdoba, Veracruz, in 1971 and studied creative writing at the Writer's General Society of Mexico.
Natalia Toledo Paz is a Mexican poet who writes in Spanish and Zapotec. Her work has helped to revive interest in the Zapotec language. Ida Kozlowska-Day states that Toledo is "one of the most recognized contemporary poets in the native languages of Mexico."
Arturo Márquez is a Mexican composer of orchestral music who uses musical forms and styles of his native Mexico and incorporates them into his compositions.
Soledad Fariña Vicuña is a Chilean poet.
Susana Pagano is a narrator, and an author of various novels and short stories.
Rafael Argullol Murgadas is a Catalan Spanish writer, philosopher, poet and professor of aesthetics at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. The author of more than 30 books, he was granted the 1993 Nadal prize for his novel La razón del mal, the 2002 Fondo de Cultura Económica essay prize for Una educación sensorial, and the 2010 Cálamo prize and the Ciutat de Barcelona prize in the same year for his book Vision desde el fondo del mar.
Julio Torri Maynes was a Mexican writer and teacher who formed part of the Ateneo de la Juventud (1909–1914). He wrote principally in the essay form, although his limited production included short stories and scholarly works as well. Considered one of the best prose stylists of Latin America, he was admitted to the Academia Mexicana de la Lengua in 1952. His parents were Julio S. Torri and Sofía Maynes de Torri.
Ignacio Mondaca Romero is a Mexican writer who has written a large number of articles, essays, literary criticism and books. He was born in San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora, Mexico. His work has won the Concurso Nacional de Cuento in 1998, the Concurso del Libro Sonorense in 2003 and in 2009. Major works include El pianoforte, Relatos de ocio, El diluvio y otros cuentos, Cuentos para llevar, Brevedad vital, Ensayos del desaire and Crónicas de una ciudad despierta. Mondaca was the president of the Escritores de Sonora, A.C. writers organization from 2006 to 2010. Nowadays he is Coordinador de Literatura in the Instituto Sonorense de Cultura.
Sylvia Aguilar Zéleny is a novelist and short story writer born in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, in 1973. She studied Hispanic literature at the Universidad de Sonora and began her career as a teacher,at the Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey She has an MFAin creative writing from the University of Texas at El Paso. She learned to write through workshops given by other authors such as Abrigael Bohórquez, Héctor Manjarrez, David Martín del Cammpo and Cristina Rivera-Garza. Her works have appeared in Altanoche, La Tempestad, Las Hojas de la Mancuspia, Milenio, Néctar y Picnic and a large number of magazines. Her work has won Concurso de Libro Sonorense in 2003, the Concurso de Cuento Cristina Rivera-Garza in 2005, and an honorable mention in the Concurso de Libro Sonorense in 2000.
Maria Teresa Andruetto is an Argentine writer. She has written poems, novels, drama and children's books. For her "lasting contribution to children's literature" she received the biennial Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 2012.
Daniel Espartaco Sánchez is a Mexican writer. His second issue of short stories, Cosmonauta and his first novel, Autos usados appeared in the "best book of the year" lists from the Mexican magazine Nexos.
Selva Casal is a Uruguayan poet. She was born in Montevideo. Her father Julio J. Casal was also a poet and the founder of a noted literary magazine Alfar. Her debut collection Arpa appeared in 1958. Since then, she has published more than a dozen collections. She has won numerous prizes for her poetry.
Verónica Murguía is a Mexican fantasy writer who has won multiple prizes for her children's literature and novels.
Aline Pettersson is a Mexican novelist and poet. Her novels deal with the themes of loneliness, heartbreak, isolation and the passage of time that razes all.
Emma de Cartosio (1928-2013) was an Argentine writer, poet, storyteller, essayist and teacher. The Emma de Cartosio poetry contest was established in Entre Ríos Province in 2015.
Requiem for a Broken Doll tells the story of Moramay, a thirteen-year-old girl growing up in the early 80's in Mexico City. An English translation is underway. Excerpts from the novel have appeared in BorderSenses, Fairy Tale Review, and Words without Borders. http://wordswithoutborders.org/article/damned-spring/