Featured Author: Yuri Herrera
Works by and about Yuri Herrera in LALT No. 2:
- "The Objects," a short story by Yuri Herrera
- A review of Yuri Herrera's Kingdom Cons by Rodrigo Figueroa
- "Myth, Literature, and the Border in Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera," an essay by Marcelo Rioseco
- "Literature as a Political Responsibility: An Interview with Yuri Herrera" by Radmila Stefkova and Rodrigo Figueroa
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, was published to great critical acclaim in 2015 and included in many Best-of-Year lists, including The Guardian‘s Best Fiction and NBC News’s Ten Great Latino Books, going on to win the 2016 Best Translated Book Award. He is currently teaching at the University of Tulane, in New Orleans.