Socorro Venegas

Mexico, 1972

Socorro Venegas is a writer and editor. She has received the Benemérito de América National Story Award, the Carlos Fuentes National Award for the First Novel and the León Book Fair Award for Promotion of Literature. Her stories have been translated into English and French and included in several anthologies. She is currently General Director of Publications and Editorial Promotion at UNAM and writes the column ‘Airplane Mode' for the online literary publication Literal Magazine.

Interview El País (Spanish)

Socorro Venegas possesses a wonderful, powerful, beautiful, precise voice and is one of the most important Mexican authors writing today.

  ‘These days, one rarely finds a fiction writer with so much poetic energy.'

Agustín Cadena, LA JORNADA.

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By Socorro Venegas

  • Red Ashes

    MEMORIES, 2022

    ‘There's nothing for me any more. Just an inexhaustible procession of cold, metallic nights.' ‘What I need is to feel a little hope.' ‘No-one could possibly envy me.' These lines...

  • A memory of burning


    Picture a girl forced to look for a father who is, no bones about it: a drunk. Picture a mother whose pregnancy has devolved into self-absorption and emptiness after the birth. Finally, picture a...

  • Wedding Dress

    NOVEL, 2014

    Just when she feels that she's getting over being widowed and putting the pain of the loss behind her with a new husband and child, a woman is confronted with loose ends from her past in the form...

  • The Night will be Black and White

    NOVEL, 2009

    In a plainspoken but generous and open style, this first novella sensitively tells the story of a family. Brief and intense, it digs deep to present an account that moves and entertains on every...

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