Fernanda Melchor

Fernanda Melchor

Biography

Fernanda Melchor was born in Veracruz, Mexico, in 1982. She is widely recognized as one of the most exciting new voices of Mexican literature. Her novel Hurricane Season and story collection This Is Not Miami are both forthcoming from New Directions. All of these works have been translated by Sophie Hughes.

Buy Fernanda Melchior’s latest book, Hurricane Season, on Amazon.

Events with Fernanda Melchor

[CANCELED] World Voices LA: Fernanda Melchor

06 May 2020
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bowtie Project
2780 Casitas Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90039

[CANCELED] Vida Americana: Yuri Herrera and Fernanda Melchor in Conversation

08 May 2020
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014


The live events of the 2020 World Voices Festival have been canceled due to concerns about the safety of participants and audiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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