Carmen BOULLOSA

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(Mexico, 1954) Novelist, poet, playwright and non-fiction writer. She studied Hispanic Literature and Language at the Universidad Iberoamericana and Mexico’s Universidad Autónoma. In 1980 she founded the Taller Tres Sirenas private press dedicated to artistic editions of books with small print runs. That same year she received a fellowship at the Centro Mexicano de Escritores, where she wrote her first novel, Mejor desaparece. With her first cycle of novels, she tackled the matter of childhood from different points of view. Together with the Parliament of Writers (a body whose former presidents include Salman Rushdie and Wole Soyinka), she founded the Casa Citlaltépet for persecuted writers in Mexico City. Her latest publications are the novels Las paredes hablan (Siruela, 2010) and Texas (Deep Vellum, 2013) and, together with Mike Wallace, the non-fiction book Narco History, How the United States and Mexico Jointly Created the "Mexican Drug War" (Or Books, New York, 2015).

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