(Mexico City, 1930) Writer, lecturer and journalist. After graduating from UNAM, Glantz continued her education in Paris, where she received her doctorate from the Sorbonne. In 1958 she began her academic career, lecturing at UNAM. She founded and edited the UNAM magazine, Punto de Partida, in 1966. In the field of cultural dissemination, she held a number of positions: Director of the Instituto Cultural Mexicano-Israelí (1966-1970), of UNAM-s Centro de Lenguas Extranjeras (1970-1971) and the Literature post at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (1983-1986), among others. From 1986 to 1988 she was the cultural attaché at the Mexican Embassy in London. Since 1995 she has been an active member of the Academia Mexicana de la Lengua. She is an emeritus professor at UNAM, columnist for the Mexican newspaper La Jornada and a novelist. Margo Glantz has won many literary prizes and distinctions during her writing career, including the Sor Juana de la Cruz Prize for her novel El rastro (2004), the Javier Villaurrutia Prize for her novel Síndrome de naufragios (1984), the Magda Donato Prize for The Family Tree (1982) and the Universidad Nacional Prize (1991). She won the National Arts and Sciences Award in the field of Linguistics and Literature in 2004, the Guadalajara International Book Fair award in 2010, and the Manuel Rojas Fiction Prize (2015). Her latest books are Coronada de moscas (2012), Yo también me acuerdo (2014), La cabellera andante (2015) and Por breve herida (2016).
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