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Juan Villoro
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Juan Villoro is a Mexican writer, journalist, and translator. He was born in Mexico City on the 24th of September, 1956. He studied sociology at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana. Villoro has written more than thirty books in a wide range of genres—chronicles, essays, plays, novels, short fiction, and children’s literature—covering a variety of topics, from history, Mexican culture, and literature to soccer. He has received several awards, including the International Board on Books for the Young Award (1992), the Xavier Villaurrutia (1999), the Herralde for Best Novel (2004), the Vázquez Montalban International Journalism Award (2006), the Antonin Artaud (2008), and the Ciudat de Barcelona (2009). The majority of his work remains untranslated—the only book available in English is his story collection The Guilty. As a translator, Villoro has brought into Spanish works by Graham Greene, Truman Capote, Arthur Schnitzler, and Georg Christoph Lichtenberg. He has been a visiting professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Yale University, and Princeton University. (updated 4/2017)

AGNI has published the following work:

The Bad Photographer
by Juan Villoro
Translated from the Spanish by Jorge Luis Flores Hernández
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