Mónica Lavín

Mónica Lavín

(México, 1955) is the author of nine books of short stories, notably Ruby Tuesday no ha muerto (Gilberto Owen Literary National Prize, 1996); Uno no sabe (2003, Antonin Artaud award finalist); La corredora de Cuemanco y el aficionado a Schubert (Punto de Lectura, 2008), Manual para enamorarse (2011), La casa chica (Planeta: 2012). She has written ten novels including: Café cortado (Best Book of the Year, Premio Narrativa de Colima 2001); La más faulera (Grijalbo), a best-selling novel for young readers; Despertar los apetitos (Alfaguara, 2005); Yo, la peor (Grijalbo, 2009; winner, Premio Iberoamericano de Novela Elena Poniatowska); Doble filo (PRHM, 2014); Cuando te hablen de amor (Planeta, 2017), finalist for the Vargas Llosa Novel Award (2019); and Todo sobre nosotras (Planeta 2019). Her stories appear in anthologies both in Mexico and abroad, including in Cuentos de ida y vuelta (Editora Regional de Extremadura, 2020). She is a fellow at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Yaddo Colony of the Arts, and The Hermitage. She writes for El Universal and interviews for Public Television in Mexico. She is a member of Mexico’s Sistema Nacional de Creadores and is a professor in the Creative Writing Department at the Autonomous University of Mexico City (UACM).