Mexican storyteller, essayist and playwright. He is one of the most renowned voices of contemporary Latin American literature. He worked in radio and was named attaché of the Mexican Embassy in Berlin. Villoro has written for numerous newspapers and magazines about football, among other topics. He has been a professor at several universities in the United States and Spain, and has cultivated many literary genres such as novels, short-stories, children’s books and theatre, even though he tends to combine various genres in his work. He won the Herralde Prize in 2004 for his novel El Testigo,
and has written plays such as El disparo de argón, Arrecife
and the book of short stories Los culpables,
which won the Antonin Artaud Prize in France, and the book of collected articles ¿Hay vida en la Tierra?
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