Cristina Rivera-Garza

Appears in: Poets

Cristina Rivera Garza (born October 1, 1964)[1] is a Mexican author and professor best known for her fictional work, with various novels such as Nadie me verá llorar winning a number of Mexico’s highest literary awards as well as awards abroad. The author was born in the state of Tamaulipas, near the U.S. border and has developed her career in teaching and writing on both sides of the border. She has taught history and creative writing at various universities such as the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Tec de Monterrey, Campus Toluca and the her current position at the University of California, San Diego. Awards include the Juan Vicente Melo National Short Story Award, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize (the only author to win this award twice) and the Anna Seghers International Prize.