06 November 2011

Juan Villoro

Juan Villoro, born 1956, is a novelist and journalist from Mexico City. His most celebrated novel is El testigo (2004, The Witness) which won the Herralde Prize. He is the author of several novels, short stories, nonfiction works, and children's books. Although no full-length book of him is currently available in English translation, he seems to be one to watch out for.


"The Red Carpet" (trans. David Noriega) is Villoro's essay about the political landscape of Mexico. The original Spanish is here.

Sololiteratura has his selected works and reviews of his books in Spanish.

Other translated pieces available online are a story published in n+1; fiction and nonfiction from Words Without Borders, and an excerpt from El testigo (trans. Chris Andrews) in The Quarterly Conversation.

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