Amparo Dávila

Amparo Dávila was born in Pinos, Zacatecas, in 1928, and has become recognized as one of Mexico's masters of the short story. She won the Xavier Villaurrutia Prize for her collection Árboles petrificados in 1977, the Medalla Bellas Artes for her career’s work in 2015, and the Jorge Ibargüengoitia Prize in 2020. She passed away in 2020. Her collected works are published by Fondo de Cultura Económica in Mexico, and New Directions published her first collection in English, The Houseguest and Other Stories, in 2018.


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