Mexican narrator, essayist and playwright. He is one of the most outstanding voices in Latin American literature today. He worked in radio and was appointed cultural attaché at the Mexican Embassy in Berlin. Villoro has written in numerous newspapers and magazines, including on football. He has taught at several universities in the United States and Spain and has cultivated various literary genres such as novels, short stories, children's books and theatre, although he is known for combining several genres in one work. He won the Herralde Prize in 2004 for his novel El testigo and has written works such as El disparo de argón, Arrecife, La tierra de la gran promesa, and the book of short stories Los culpables, winner of the Antonin Artaud Prize in France, and the collection of journalistic articles ¿Hay vida en la Tierra? His latest book is La figura del mundo. El orden secreto de las cosas, a series of memoir stories about his father.
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