Cristina Rivera Garza

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A foremost voice in contemporary Mexican literature. Novelist, poet, short story writer and teacher of writing, she is the only author to have won the International Sor Juana InÚs de la Cruz Award on two occasions.

Cristina Rivera Garza was born in Matamoros, Mexico, in 1964. An inhabitant of the border and a wanderer. Writer and reader, first and foremost. She currently teaches Creative Writing at the University of California, San Diego. Outstanding among her novels are Nadie me verá llorar (English translation: No One Will See Me Cry) and La muerte me da, winners of the International Sor Juana Award in 2011 and 2009, respectively. Her books have been translated into (among other languages) English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Korean. She recently received the International Roger Caillois Award (France, 2013), and the University of Houston awarded her a Doctorate Honoris Causa. She is a member of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte.
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