Socorro Venegas is a writer and publisher. Her most recent book is Ceniza roja (Páginas de Espuma, 2022). She has published the short story book La memoria donde ardía (Páginas de Espuma, 2019), the novels Vestido de novia (Tusquets, 2014) and La noche será negra y blanca (Era, 2009), and others. She has received the Benemérito de América National Short Story Prize, the Carlos Fuentes First Novel Prize and the Reading Promotion Award at the León Book Fair. Her work has been translated into English, Portuguese and French. She is the creative force behind the UNAM collection of fiction and memoir Vindictas, which recovers the work of marginalised Latin American writers of the 20th century. She is a member of the honorary committee of the Centre for the Study of the History of Reading run by Alberto Manguel in Portugal. She is General Manager of Publications and Editorial Development at UNAM and writes the Modo Avión column in the electronic literature magazine Literal Latin American Voices.
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