JM Soto

JM Soto (Caracas, 1981) studied Social Communication and Letters at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. He has worked as a university professor, proofreader, and editor. As a fiction writer, he has published the short story collection Perdidos en Frog and the novels La máscara de cuero and Boeuf (Relato a la manera de Cambridge). Among other awards, he has received the 64th edition of the Concurso Anual de Cuentos El Nacional (Venezuela); the first prize at the VII Concurso Nacional de Cuentos de la Sociedad de Autores y Compositores de Venezuela SACVEN; and the XXIII Certamen Literario Juana Santacruz (Mexico). He was recently selected by HayFestival as one of the 39 most outstanding Latin American fiction writers under the age of 40, known as the Bogotá39. His stories have been published in anthologies including Joven narrativa venezolana II: De qué va el cuento (Antología del relato venezolano 2000-2012) and Crude Words: Contemporary writing from Venezuela. He has lived in Mexico since 2014.


  • JM Soto
    By JM Soto
    Fifteen years have gone by and I’m still living in that same apartment, surrounded by the same furniture, bar a piece or two, by the same smells and textures that remain despite the coats of paint, du...

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