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Fernanda Melchor

Mexico (b.1982)

Born in Veracruz, Mexico, in 1982, Fernanda Melchor is widely recognized as one of the most exciting new voices of Mexican literature. In 2018, she won the PEN Mexico Award for Literary and Journalistic Excellence and in 2019 the German Anna-Seghers-Preis and the International Literature Award for Hurricane Season.

Genres: Literary Fiction

International Booker Prize Best Book nominee (2020) : Hurricane Season

Fernanda Melchor recommends
Bad Girls (2022)
Camila Sosa Villada
"A beautiful novel, moving, disturbing, raw, and honest. In skillfully rendered language, charged with poetic energy, it takes us deep into the world of trans prostitution and explores the violent and tender bonds that unite the women who inhabit it."
What Goes Unsaid (2022)
Emiliano Monge
"An impressive work that addresses complicated topics such as personal and family life, machismo through generations, and how it is addressed."
Dogs of Summer (2022)
Andrea Abreu
"Bold, dazzling, hilarious. Andrea Abreu is a lively meteorite in the landscape of Hispanic literature."

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