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.

  • The cover to The Most Fragile Objects by Alberto Chimal
    Weston, Florida. Katakana Editores. 2020. 126 pages. Near the end of Alberto Chimal’s The Most Fragile Objects, Latour, one of the protagonists, tries, much like all enlightened tyrants, to w...
  • 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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