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Incredible Mexican Women Writers

Six of the country's best...

London Book Fair 2015 has arrived, and this year the industry spotlight is on Mexico. So, to celebrate, we’re bringing you six of the most celebrated and influential Mexican women writers, from “intellectual mother of Mexico” Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz to Like Water for Chocolate’s Laura Esquivel.


Leonora Carrington



Carrington's creative output was not limited to paintings and sculptures: she also wrote novels and collections of short stories every bit as surreal as her visual work.

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Elena Poniatowska




Poniatowska writes to give voice to the voiceless, particularly women and those who are poor or oppressed. Her novel about Leonora Carrington has just been translated.

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