Mexican Press on The Aura Estrada Prize Winner
and Mis Días en Shanghai by Aura Estrada

Margo Glantz in La Jornada:

“Judging by these texts, Aura Estrada was already a writer, and she was on her way to becoming a singular creator, mordant, playful… I was enchanted by this unusual book, it gave me pleasure to read it, and also, of course, a great and profound sadness.”

http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2009/11/19/index.php?section=cultura&article=a06a1cul

In Mexican newspaper Milenio
http://impreso.milenio.com/node/8674005

Daniel Hernandez’s blog “Intersections” includes photos of the winner and the ceremony.
http://danielhernandez.typepad.com/daniel_hernandez/2009/11/susana-iglesias.html
Brenda Lozano’s review in Letras Libres
http://www.letraslibres.com/index.php?art=14572

Some of Aura’s recent publications:
You can read Aura’s writings translated into English in three recent publications.  Zoetrope: All Story, whose special Latin American issue, co-edited by Daniel Alarcón and Diego Trelles, published her story “An Open Secret”; another short story and a fragment is in the current issue of The Boston Review, where Junot Díaz is the fiction editor.    Her story “One, two, three rabbits…” was published in the of Harper’s Magazine. 
The Boston Review has renamed their annual prize The Aura Estrada Memorial Fiction Prize.
www.premioauraestrada.com

Special thanks, as always, to the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York for their support, and to Guillermo Quijas and family and la Provedora in Oaxaca.

 

The next convocation of the Premio Aura Estrada Prize and the members of the new jury will be announced at the 2010 Oaxaca Book Fair in November.
The Aura Estrada Prize Committee