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Yuri Herrera

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. The book went on to win the 2016 Best Translated Book Award. Also, in 2016 he received the Anna Seghers Prize at the Academy of Arts of Berlin for the body of his work.

His latest books in English are A Silent Fury: The El Bordo Mine Fire and Ten Planets, also published by And Other Stories. He currently teaches at Tulane University, in New Orleans.