Mexico’s Alberto Chimal is a prolific novelist, short story writer and essayist known as one of his country’s pioneers of experimental and online narrative. A frequent anthologist and cultural columnist, he also maintains a literary YouTube channel with writer Raquel Castro and contributes to Mexican literary journals Literal Magazine and Armas y Letras. His novels include Los esclavos (2009), La torre y el jardín (2012) and Cartas para Lluvia (2017), which have alternated with collections of short fiction such as Gente del mundo (1998), El país de los hablistas (2001), Éstos son los días (2004), Grey (2006), La ciudad imaginada (2009), El viajero del tiempo (2011), Los atacantes (2015) and Manos de lumbre (2018). Recent honors include the Premio Bellas Artes de Narrativa Colima (2014 ) and the Premio de la Fundación Cuatrogatos (2018). He has taught widely, both privately and in writing programs in Mexico and abroad. His work has been translated into English, French, Italian, Hungarian and Esperanto, as well as into several indigenous Mexican languages. Alberto Chimal lives in Mexico City.
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