Libros UNAM presents an anthology, together with the authors Gabriela Jauregui and Brenda Lozano, who have edited the book, that introduces ten young women Mexican writers born between 1990 and 2000, whose work is proof of the contemporary richness of a very diverse Mexico, where creative freedom is accompanied by a will to experiment. With Paola Llamas Dinero and Nadia Ñuu Savi in conversation with the two editors.
Event co-organized with la UNAM
Two authors of unsettling books will talk to the journalist Claudia Ivonne Hernández. With Dahlia de la Cerda (Mexico), a fiction writer, activist and philosopher, distinguished with various awards for literature and creative pursuits; the co-founder of the Morras Help Morras organization, a feminist collective that works from and for the periphery; and author of Perras de reserva (2022), a powerful collection of stories in which the writer reveals some of the most unjust aspects of the patriarchy. Our second guest is Bibiana Candia (Spain), author of the poetry books La rueda del hámster and Las trapecistas no tenemos novio, the short story collection El pie de Kafka and the narrative artefact Fe de erratas; her first novel, Azucre (2021), was chosen as one of the best fiction debuts by the El Cultural supplement of ABC newspaper (Spain). Azucre is a fascinating story, set in the 19th century, about a group of young people in Galicia where, suffering from hunger, they decide to emigrate to Cuba to work on the sugar plantations.
With the support of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)
At this event, two journalists give us a view of Ecatepec, in Mexico State, which has many of the characteristics, problems and dreams of contemporary Mexican society. Lydiette Carrión, a Mexican journalist and author, writes on the topic of violence against women in her native country. She is the author of the book La fosa de agua, an investigation that documents cases of femicide in the municipalities of Tecámac and Ecatepec in Mexico State. Emiliano Ruiz Parra (Mexico City, 1982) studied Hispanic Language and Literatures and has been a reporter for Reforma and a contributor to Gatopardo magazine. His most recent publication, Golondrinas: Un barrio marginal del tamaño del mundo (Debate, 2022), is his fourth book of literary non-fiction. Since 2020 he has been a member of the Investigative Reporting Unit and works with the Corriente Alterna site, an initiative run by UNAM’s Department of Cultural Dissemination. These two writers will talk to Felipe Rosete about the problems that beset the city of Ecatepec.
Dahlia de la Cerda (Mexico) is a fiction writer, activist and philosopher, distinguished with various awards for literature and creative pursuits. She is the co-founder of the Morras Help Morras organization, a feminist collective that works from and for the periphery, and author of Perras de reserva (2022), a powerful collection of stories in which the writer reveals some of the most unjust aspects of the patriarchy. The goal of this workshop is for its attendees to obtain basic tools to write their first narrative texts.