Alberto Chimal


Photo: Fabien Castro

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 el jardín (Rómulo Gallegos Prize shortlist, 2013). His most recent book is the children’s story La Distante (Cuatrogatos Foundation Award, 2019). He has a YouTube channel about books and creative writing.

  • Many round objects, painted like bird's eye are mounted to poles and illuminated at night
    Birds Watching, by Jenny Kendler, part of Indicators: Artists on Climate Change at Storm King Art Center, depicts one hundred eyes of bird species threatened or endangered by clima...
  • 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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