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Fernando del Paso

Fernando del Paso was born in 1935 in Mexico City. He is an author of a wide spectrum and has written in many literary styles. In his own words: 'The first thing in life I ever liked, besides living, was drawing. Every letter is like a little picture, and I enjoyed learning to draw them, then joining them to make words, and joining words to make stories and poems. The first book I ever read was A Thousand and One Nights. After that, I read a thousand and one books. Well, maybe not that many, but a lot.' The quality of this authors work has made him the recipient of numerous awards, such as: el Premio Nacional de Letras y Artes (1991) and el Premio de Literatura FIL (2007).