Jorge Volpi

Jorge Volpi

  • Mexico

Jorge Volpi was born in Mexico in 1968. His most famous work, Search of Klingsor (1999), won him the Spanish Premio Biblioteca Breve Prize and the French Deux-Océans-Grizane-Cavour Prize. In 2011 he won the Planeta-América Prize with La tejedora de sombras. His last novel, Memorial del engaño (2014) will be published in French, Italian and Portuguese in 2015. His works have been translated into more than twenty languages. In 2010 he won the prestigious José Donoso Prize, in Chile. Volpi is one of the founders of the Crack group – a prestigious Mexican literary movement, who write beyond magical realism and mimick the ideals of the 1968 Latin American literary boom. These authors were not interested in defining ‘Mexican Literature; instead, they wanted Mexican authors to find their own voice and implement that into their writings. Volpi has a B.A. in Law, a Masters in Mexican Literature, and a Ph.D. in Philology.


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