A writer and traveller. She has written more than twenty-five books of fiction and literary non-fiction, among which are Síndrome de naufragios (1984), The Family Tree (1991), Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Saberes y placeres (1995), El rastro (2002) and Saña (2008). She received a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 1996 and two years later, in 1998, the Rockefeller. From 2008 to 2010, the FCE published three volumes of her collected works, the fourth volume of which is yet to be released. She has translated George Bataille, Tennessee Williams, and Michel de Ghelderode, among others. Among her many career awards are the 2004 National Prize for Sciences and Arts and the 2010 FIL Prize.
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