Gonzalo CELORIO

celorio-gonzalo Gonzalo Celorio (Mexico, 1948), a fiction writer and essayist, is the author of the novels Amor propio (1992), Y retiemble en sus centros la tierra (1999), and the trilogy ironically entitled A Perfect Family, which includes Tres lindas cubanas (2006), El metal y la escoria (2014) and Los apóstatas (2020), as well as the essays El viaje sedentario (1994), México, ciudad de papel (1997), Ensayo de contraconquista (2001), Cánones subversivos (2009) and Del esplendor de la lengua española (2016), collected in two volumes with the title De la carrera de la edad (2018). He is an Emeritus Artist within the Mexican National Artists’ Network. Since 1974 he has been lecturing in literature at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, where he holds the Masters of Spanish Exile Chair. In 2019 he was elected Director of the Mexican Academy of the Language. His work has been translated into English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Greek and Chinese, and has won awards such as the Prix des Deux Océans (Biarritz, 1977), the IMPAC-CONARTE-ITESM Novel Prize (1999) and the Maz Atlán Prize for Literature (2014). In 2010 he was recognized with the National Science and Arts Prize in the field of Linguistics and Literature. His most recent book is Mentideros de la memoria (2022).
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