Guadalupe Nettel is one of the most talked-about writers of new Mexican fiction, named as a Granta “Best Untranslated Writer” and a Bogotá 39 author. Born in Mexico City in 1973, her previous novel and collections of short stories received international critical acclaim and won her awards in Europe and Latin America. Her books have been translated into French, Portuguese, German, Italian, Dutch, Cech, Slovak, Swedish and now English. Natural Histories, for which she won the 2013 Ribera del Duero Short Fiction Award, and her novel The Body Where I was Born are her first books to be published in English.
Nettel recently won one of Spain’s most distinguished literary awards, the 32nd Herralde Novel Award, for her book Despues del invierno (After Winter). Previously she has won the Radio France Internationale Prix de la Meilleure nouvelle en Langue Française prize for non-French-speaking countries. For several years she has collaborated with a number of French- and Spanish-language magazines and literary supplements such as Lateral, Letras Libres, Paréntesis, La Jornada Semanal, L’atelier du roman, and L’inconvénient. Recently she earned a doctorate in literature from the University of Paris. Her collection of short stories Pétalos (Petals) has been awarded the Gilberto Owen National Book Award and the Antonin Artaud Award for best novel.