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Ignacio Padilla

Biography

Ignacio Padilla was born in Mexico City in 1968. He took a degree in communications from the Iberoamerican University and a Master’s in British literature from the University of Edinburgh, and a doctorate in Spanish and Latin American literature from the University of Salamanca. He worked as a editorial director for Playboy magazine, before starting his career as writer, firstly writing children’s books. He went on to have a successful career writing novels, short stories, essays and children’s works. He was one of the founders of the Generación del “crack” (Crack generation) movement. He died following a car crash in 2016.

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Bibliography

1989 Subterráneos (stories)
1991 Los papeles del dragón típico (children’s)
1993 Trenes de humo bajoalfombra (stories)
1994 El año de los gatos amurallados (stories)
1994 Imposibilidad de los cuervos (Tres bosquejos del mal) (stories)
1994 El dorado esquivo: espejismo mexicano de Paul Bowles (literature)
1995 La catedral de los ahogados (novel)
1996 Últimos trenes (stories)
1996 Si volviesen sus majestades [If Their Majesties Were to Return] (novel)
2000 Amphitryon (Shadows Without a Name) ((novel)
2001 Las antípodas y el siglo (Micropedia I) (Antipodes) (stories)
2001 Crónicas africanas. Espejismo y utopía en el reino de Swazilandia (journalism)
2003 Espiral de artillería (novel)
2005 El diablo y Cervantes (literature)
2006 El peso de las cosas (essay)
2006 La gruta del toscano (novel)
2007 Si hace crack es boom (literature)
2008 El androide y las quimeras (Micropedia II) (stories)
2008 La vida íntima de los encendedores: Animismo en la sociedad ultramoderna (culture)
2009 Por un tornillo ( (children’s)
2010 Arte y olvido del terremoto (essay)
2010 Todos los osos son zurdos ( (children’s)
2010 Los anacrónicos y otros cuentos (stories)
2010 La isla de las tribus perdidas (essay)
2011 El daño no es de ayer (novel)
2012 Los reflejos y la escarcha (Micropedia III) (stories)
2012 La industria del fin del mundo (essay)
2014 Las fauces del abismo (stories)
2014 El hombre que fue un mapa ( (children’s)
2016 Cervantes y compañía (literature)
2017 Inditos y Extraviados/ Unpublished and Lost