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Entrevista con Jorge Volpi sobre corrupción

Jorge Volpi

Born in Mexico City on July 10, 1968, Jorge Volpi holds a PhD in Hispanic Philology from the University of Salamanca, a Master’s Degree in Mexican Literature and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). A member of the so-called Crack Generation, his recognition came with the publication of his work In Search of Klingsor (1999), which won the Biblioteca Breve Prize and was translated into twenty-five languages. This novel also inaugurated the so-called 21st Century Trilogy, which also includes El fin de la locura (2004) and No será la Tierra (2006). He has published more than twenty works and has garnered numerous awards including the Ibero-American Debate-Casa de América Prize in 2008 for his essay ‘El insomnio de Bolívar: cuatro consideraciones intempestivas sobre América Latina en el siglo XXI’ (2009) and the Alfaguara Prize for Una novela criminal (2018). He is currently Coordinator of Cultural Dissemination at UNAM and collaborates regularly with several Mexican and Spanish media such as the newspaper El País.