Cristina Rivera Garza


Cristina Rivera Garza is the award-winning author of six novels, three collections of short stories, as well as collections of poetry and nonfiction: her fiction includes Nadie me verá llorar, La cresta de Ilión, La muerte me da, Ningún reloj cuenta esto, Verde Shanghai, and El mal de la taiga. Born in Tamaulipas, Mexico, Rivera Garza now resides in the United States. She studied urban sociology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, received her PhD in Latin American history from the University of Houston, and has written extensively on the social history of mental illness in early twentieth-century Mexico. She is currently a professor at the University of Houston where she has created a PhD concentration in Creative Writing in Spanish.


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