Born in Actopan, Mexico, in 1970, Yuri Herrera studied Politics in Mexico, Creative Writing in El Paso and took his PhD in literature at Berkeley. His first novel to appear in English, Signs Preceding the End of the World, won the 2016 Best Translated Book Award after publishing to great critical acclaim in 2015, when it featured on many Best-of-Year lists, including The Guardian’s Best Fiction and NBC News’s Ten Great Latino Books. His novels The Transmigration of Bodies and Kingdom Cons were published in 2016 and 2017 to further acclaim, with The Transmigration of Bodies being shortlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award and the Oxford Weidenfeld Prize. He teaches at the University of Tulane, in New Orleans.Read more Read less
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