Alberto Chimal

Mexican writer Alberto Chimal (b. 1970) is the author of the short story collections Los Atacantes, Grey, and Manda fuego (Colima Prize 2014) and the novel La torre y la jardin, which was a finalist for the Rómulo Gallegos Prize in 2013. His most recent book is the children's story El juego más antiguo (2017). He blogs at

  • A drawing of books laid out like a portion of the periodic table, each book exhibiting aspects of the element it represents
    Iron, Uranium, Calcium, Gold, Praseodymium, Rubidium, Stontium, and Lead books. Illustration by Shayna Pond {CR} Chromium books that are all shiny surface....
  • Alberto Chimal published these stories in Spanish as “An Alphabet of Twitter-Stories: A Study by Horacio Kustos” (@hkustos) in summer 2012. In a self-interview Chimal published...

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