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Alberto Chimal

Biography

Alberto Chimal was born in Toluca in 1970. He studied computer engineering at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores in Monterrey. He then studied at the Writers’ School of the Sociedad General de Escritores de México and the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, where he took a master’s in comparative literature. He has since had a full-time career writing and has been recognised as one of Mexico’s foremost short story writers and he has won many prizes for his writing. His technique mixes fantasy and reality. He has also written two novels. Apart from one bilingual collection and an online story, his work is not available in English.

Other links

Hotels (story by Chimal)
His Twitter page (in Spanish)
His Google+ page (in Spanish)
Alberto Chimal (in Spanish)
Alberto Chimal (in Spanish)
Articles by Chinal in Letras Libres (in Spanish)
El tesoro (story by Chimal – in Spanish)
4 minicuentos de Alberto Chimal (stories by Chimal – in Spanish)
El cuento del mes (monthly stories by Chimal from his blog – in Spanish)
Interview (in Spanish)
Interview (in Spanish)
Interview (in Spanish)
Interview (in Spanish)

Bibliography

1987 Los setenta segundos (stories)
1990 La Luna y 37’000,000 de libras (stories)
1991 YYZ (stories)
1996 Tradiciones y leyendas (stories)
1996 Vecinos de la tierra (stories)
1997 El rey bajo el árbol florido (stories)
1997 El secreto de Gorco (drama)
1998 Historias del predicador, el mago y el rey (stories)
1998 El ejército de la luna (stories)
1998 Canovacci (drama)
1998 Gente del mundo (stories)
2001 El país de los hablistas (stories)
2003 La cámara de maravillas (essay)
2004 Éstos son los días (stories)
2005 Polo (stories)
2006 Grey (stories)
2008 Cinco aventuras de Horacio Kustos / Five Adventures of Horatio Kustos (bilingual) (stories)
2009 La ciudad imaginada y otras historias (stories)
2009 Los esclavos (novel)
2011 83 novelas (stories)
2011 El Viajero del Tiempo (stories)
2012 Siete. Los mejores relatos de Alberto Chimal (stories)
2012 El último explorador (stories)
2012 La torre y el jardín [The Tower and the Garden] (novel)
2012 La generación Z (essay)
2012 Cómo empezar a escribir historias (writing)
2013 Manda fuego. Antología personal (stories)
2013 Kustos: Libro 1: La puerta Secreta (graphic novel)
2015 Kustos: Libro 2: ¡Todos juntos ya! (graphic novel)
2014 El gato del viajero de tiempo (stories)
2015 The Woman Who Walks Backwards
2015 Historia siniestra (micronovels)
2015 Los atacantes (stories)
2017 La ciudad imaginada (stories)
2017 El juego más antiguo (children’s)
2017 Cartas para Lluvia (children’s)
2018 La distante (children’s)
2018 Manos de lumbre (stories)