Born in Actopan, Mexico, in 1970, Yuri Herrera studied Politics in Mexico, Creative Writing in El Paso and earned his PhD in Literature at Berkeley. His first novel to appear in English, Signs Preceding the End of the World, was published to great critical acclaim in 2015 and included in many Best-of-Year lists, such as The Guardian‘s Best Fiction and NBC News’s Ten Great Latino Books; it went on to win the 2016 Best Translated Book Award. He is currently teaching at Tulane University in New Orleans.
Borders and Exile: On the Recent Translation of Yuri Herrera’s First Novel, “Kingdom Cons”
W. S. Lyon reviews Yuri Herrera's "Kingdom Cons," the latest book of his to appear in English....