Martha Bátiz was born and raised in Mexico City, but has been living in Toronto since 2003. In 2018 she received the Best Fiction Award from the International Latino Book Awards for her collection of stories, Plaza Requiem. Her articles, chronicles, reviews and short stories have appeared in newspapers and magazines in her homeland as well as in Spain, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Peru, Ireland, England, the United States and Canada. She holds a PhD in Latin American Literature, is an instructor of Creative Writing at the University of Toronto, and is a part-time professor at York University/Glendon College, where she teaches Spanish and Literary Translation.

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