Portrait of Fernanda Melchor

Fernanda Melchor

Fernanda Melchor was born in 1982 in Veracruz, Mexico. She is widely recognised as one of the most exciting new voices of Mexican literature. In 2018, she won the PEN Mexico Award for Literary and Journalistic Excellence and in 2019 the German Anna-Seghers-Preis and the International Literature Award for Hurricane Season, which has also been longlisted for the US 2020 National Book Awards, Translated Literature, and shortlisted for the 2020 International Booker Prize.