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Juan Santiago Téllez (Juan Sant) is an indigenous Tutunaku Mexican writer. In his writings he makes visible the situations experienced by people who migrate from the countryside to the city. Topics such as racial discrimination, abuse and social violence are addressed in his work, which some consider as poetry. Since in each work the particularity with which Juan composes and interprets his creations stands out, where the Tutunaku language (his native language) and Spanish are mixed.

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Martha Bátiz is an award-winning writer, translator, and professor of Spanish language in literature. She is the author of four books, including the story collection Plaza Requiem, winner of an International Latino Book Award, and the novella The Wolf’s Mouth, winner of the Casa de Teatro Prize. Born and raised in Mexico City, she lives in Toronto.

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Fernanda Melchor, born in Veracruz, Mexico, in 1982, is widely recognized as one of the most exciting new voices of Mexican literature. Her first book, Hurricane Season, has been shortlisted for the International Booker Prize. Her collection This Is Not Miami is also forthcoming from New Directions.

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Juan Pablo Villalobos was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1973. He studied marketing and Spanish literature, before working as a market researcher, and writing travel stories and literary and film criticism. He has researched topics as diverse as the influence of the avant-garde on the work of César Aira and the flexibility of pipelines for electrical installations. His books include his Guardian First Book Award-shortlisted debut Down the Rabbit Hole, as well as Quesadillas and I’ll Sell You a Dog. He is married with two Mexican-Brazilian-Italian-Catalan children. I Don’t Expect Anyone to Believe Me is his fourth novel.

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