Andrea Chapela (Mexico City, 1990), studied chemistry at UNAM and has a Master’s in Spanish-language Creative Writing from the University of Iowa. She is the author of a fantasy tetralogy, two books of short stories and one of personal essays. She has been a FONCA fellow on the Young Artists Programme twice and has had a two-year residency with Madrid City Council. She won the 2018 Gilberto Owen National Literature Prize in the short story category, the 2019 José Luis Martínez National Young Essayist Prize and the 2019 Juan José Arreola National Prize. She contributes to Tierra Adentro, Este País and Vaso Cósmico magazines and is currently studying a Master’s in Asian and African Studies at COLMEX.
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