Fabio Morábito

Fabio Morábito is a writer and poet. He was born in Alexandria to Italian parents. When he was three years old, his family returned to Italy, and at fifteen years old he moved again to Mexico. Although his first language is Italian, he has written all of his works in Spanish. Several of his books have been translated to German, English, French, Portuguese, and Italian. In 2016, the book Oficios del nómada: Fabio Morábito ante la crítica was published, collecting twenty essays by writers and academics from the United States, Spain, Germany, and Latin America on his literary works. He has written poetry, short stories, novels, and essays, receiving various prizes, among them the Aguascalientes and Carlos Pellicer poetry prizes and the Antonin Artaud prize for fiction. He is currently a researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas of UNAM, the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

  • Fabio Morábito
    Given that I write in a language / I learned, / I need to awaken / when others sleep. / I write like someone who gathers water / from the walls,  / I’m inspired by the first sun / on the walls.
  • Fabio Morábito
    Four years ago I published a book of poems, in one of which the following lines can be read: “Given that I write in a language / I learned, / I need to awaken / when others sleep.” Later, in the same...
  • Fabio Morábito
    I bought it years ago in an old bookstore, whose owner warned me: "It’s a stupid dictionary. If you’re interested, I’ll give it to you for a good price.” I bought it because it was cheap and I was dra...


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