Translated by Christina MacSweeney
Elena Poniatowska received Spain’s Premio Cervantes Literature Award in 2013 for her lifetime of work (the fourth woman to receive such recognition, following Maria Zambrano, Dulce Maria Loynaz, and Ana Maria Matute). Her books in translation include Massacre in Mexico (Viking), Las Soldaderas: Women of the Mexican Revolution (Cinco Puntos), and the novel Here’s to You, Jesusa! (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). She lives in Mexico City.
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