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Mexican writer Mónica Lavín has over twenty novels and collections of short stories and essays to her name. She was awarded the country’s Gilberto Owen Premio Nacional de Literatura for her book of short stories Ruby Tuesday no ha muerto, the Premio Narrativa de Colima for her novel Café cortado, the Premio Iberoamericano de Novela Elena Poniatowska for Yo, la peor, her original portrait of Sor Juana and her time, and has been a recipient of the Canadian Governor General’s Literary Award. Her short stories have been translated into numerous languages and have been widely anthologized. She holds a degree in biology and has been a professor and researcher in the Creative Literature Department of the Universidad Autónoma of Mexico since 2005. She is also a member of the prestigious Sistema Nacional de Creadores.


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