Agent: Looking for one
Mexico City, Mexico
Home page: http://www.lashistorias.com.mx/ac/english.html
Born in 1970, Chimal is a fiction writer, playwright and essayist, recently deemed one of the "hundred most promising" Mexican emerging personalities by weekly magazine Día Siete. In 2002 he was a resident artist at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada, during which he worked on a novel and a short story book, "Grey" (The Flock), recently published by Mexican publisher Ediciones ERA. That year he was also awarded the San Luis Potosí national prize, the highest and most prestigious given to a short story collection. It was given to his book, "Estos son los días" ("These are the Days", also published by ERA in 2004), a collection of short stories and a nouvelle which showcases Chimal's originality and range; those two qualities have earned him critical accolades and an increasing number of readers. Chimal has published ten books in the last sixteen years, ranging from children's theater to short fiction. His book Gente del mundo ("People of the world", 1998), a collection of short stories and vignettes about the inhabitants of an imaginary world, was deemed one of the year's best books published in Spanish language by critics of his country; it was reprinted in 2001. His next book, El país de los hablistas ("The land of the storytellers", 2001), was published by Libros del Umbral, a small but well-known Mexican publisher, and has been distributed nationally with very good reviews. Also, Chimal has written a pair of theater plays that have been staged by several companies across his country, and has won several short story and drama awards and four fellowships to fund literary projects. His work has been showcased in several anthologies and he is a frequent contributor to newspapers and magazines. He also works as a teacher of creative writing and literature.
Interests: Novel, short story, drama, essay.
Published writer: Yes