Brenda Lozano

Brenda Lozano is a narrator, essayist, and editor. She studied literature in Mexico and the United States. She has had writing residencies in the United States, Europe, South America, Japan, has been anthologized on several occasions, has taught university courses and workshops, and has been involved in contemporary art and film projects. She edited the literary magazine Make of Chicago and co-organized the art and literature festival Lit&Luz, based in Chicago and Mexico City, from 2013 to 2019. She is also co-founder of Señal, from Ugly Duckling Presse, a chapbook series dedicated to the translation of Latin American poetry into English. Her first novel is Todo Nada (Tusquets, 2009), followed by Cuaderno ideal (Alfaguara, 2014), the storybook Cómo piensan las piedras (Alfaguara, 2017) and Brujas (Alfaguara, 2020). Her work has been translated into several languages. She was recognized by Conaculta, Hay Festival and the British Council as one of the most important writers under 40 in her country, and is part of Bogotá 39, the most prominent new authors in Latin America. She is part of the board of the Premio Internacional Aura Estrada for writers under 35 years of age and is part of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte. Her novel Soñar como sueñan los árboles will soon be published in Alfaguara. She writes a column in the newspaper El País and lives in Mexico City.