Rosa Beltrán (Mexico City, 1960) is a writer and professor. She was elected as a member of the Mexican Academy of Language in 2014. She is the author of several novels and short story collections, and is also an essayist and publisher, the driving force behind several collections. She has won numerous awards, including the JEP Excellence in Literature Prize in 2021. Her most recent novel, Radicales libres, has sold out three editions since it was published during the pandemic. The novel takes as its theme the last 60 years of the country (from 1968 to Covid) and will appear in English under the title Free Radicals, published by Katakana, in 2023.
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