Loyola University Chicago

Language Learning Resource Center

Pandemic, dread and panic or how to live and die with dignity: A conversation with Mario Bellatin

A roundtable discussion with Dr. Héctor García-Chávez, Graduate Program Director, WSGS

Thursday, April 15th at 4pm (CST) 

Make Literary Productions

"A novelist with an eye and an ear for the unusual" New York Times

"Mario Bellatin es uno de esos autores cuya obra, en contaste movimiento y transformación, se resiste a una sola exégesis." Revista de la Universidad de México 
Mario Bellatin (born in Mexico, 1960) has already gained a status as one of the greatest living Mexican writers. Bellatin, who has been called “controversial,” “a cult writer,” and an “eccentric public figure,” is the author of dozens of intricate, compelling, and absolutely unique novels that have won numerous international literary awards, including the José Donoso Ibero-American Literature Prize, the Premio Xavier Villaurrutia, the Premio Nacional de Literatura Mazatlán, the Barbara Gittings Literature Award, the Antonin Artaud Award, and the José María Arguedas Prize. Bellatin's works have been translated into 21 languages. Previous books published in English include Beauty Salon, The Large Glass, Shiki Nagaoka: A Nose for Fiction, The Transparent Bird's Gaze, and Jacob the Mutant. He lives in Mexico City. Deep Vellum