Guillermo Fadanelli

Guillermo Fadanelli

  • Mexico

Guillermo Fadanelli is a Mexican writer. He was born in Mexico City in 1960. He is the author of eleven novels, including Will I See You at Breakfast? (1999) and seven volumes of short stories. He has published in various anthologies such as Best of Contemporary Mexican Fiction (2009) and Tijuana Dreaming (2012). Fadanelli spent his childhood in the Portales neighborhood in Mexico City and was later sent by his father to a Military high school. At the beginning of the 80s, he enrolled at UNAM to study Civil Engineering. He never obtained the title but met choreographer and designer Yolanda Martínez there, and along with a group of friends founded Moho magazine for urban literature, known for its atmosphere of derision, rebellion, and provocation. In 1990, he started to collaborate with the Saturday supplement of Unomásuno newspaper and it was there where he began to define his satirical and bellicose style. In 1995 he founded Moho Editorial. For a few years, he encouraged a movement in Mexico that he calls “Trash Literature” and wrote several of its manifestos. He has participated in the Cerebrista Movement in Madrid, and wrote its manifesto together with journalist and musical critic Patricia Godes. He has worked as a real estate salesman, muleteer, a salesman of Christmas trees in a corner of New York, and a clerk at a pastry shop in Madrid. Fadanelli has been part of the editorial council of the alternative magazines La Pusmoderna, A Sangre Fría y Generación. He maintains a tight relationship with the musicians and visual artists of Mexico’s alternative scene and collaborates in different projects. His works have been translated into French, Italian, Portuguese, German, and Hebrew. He has received the 2002 Colima Prize for Literature and the 2012 Grijalbo Prize, and he is currently a columnist for El Universal and collaborator of several publications such Letras Libres and Vice.

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