Writer, teacher, academic, journalist, traveller and Twitterer. She has written more than twenty-five books of fiction and essay, including The Family Tree (1991), Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Saberes y placeres (1995), El rastro (2002), Saña (2008), Coronada de moscas (2012), Yo también me recuerdo (2014), Por breve herida (2016), Y por mirarlo todo, nada vio (2018), Y por mirarlo todo, nada veía (2018), El texto encuentra un cuerpo (2019) and Sólo (2022). She received a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship in 1996 and two years later, in 1998, a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship. The FCE has published four volumes of her collected works. She has lectured at UNAM and been a visiting lecturer at Yale, Harvard, Stanford and Princeton as well as in Buenos Aires, Alicante, Vienna and other cities. She has received several honorary doctorates and among the many career awards bestowed on her have been the National Sciences and Arts Prize (2004), the University of Guadalajara’s FIL Prize (2010), the Manuel Rojas Prize for Fiction (2016) and the Alfonso Reyes Prize (2017).
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