Biography

Liliana Pedroza (Chihuahua, México, 1976)

Licentiate in Spanish Literature by Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua (Mexico) and PH.D. in Hispanoamerican Filology by Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), she is the author of the book of essays Elena, we’re fleeing (Andamos huyendo, Elena), and the short story collections Life elsewhere (Vida en otra parte) Short story  State of Chihuahua Literature Award 2008  and What we have left (Aquello que nos resta) Julio Torri National Young Short Story Award 2009.

She has been included in the anthologies Quicksilver seagulls (Gaviotas de azogue), The imprescindible conscience, essays on Carlos Monsivais  (La conciencia imprescindible, ensayos sobre Carlos Monsiváis), Our apparent surrender (Nuestra Aparente Rendición and The colors of memory. Chihuahua: rivers of light and ink (Los colores del recuerdo. Chihuahua: ríos de luz y tinta). She has collaborated in magazines in Spain, Mexico, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States and Canada.

She has been awarded with the Julio Torri National Young Short Story Award 2009, the State of Chihuahua Literature Award 2008 in short story and with the Honorific Mention in the Agustín Yáñez National Short Story Competition 2007. She received a grant as a young creator from the National Culture and Arts Fund and the David Alfaro Siqueiros State Fund; she was a resident writer in Montréal embraced by l’Union des Écrivaines et des Écrivains Québécois through the FONCA in Mexico.