Guillermo Fajardo is a Mexican fiction writer and an ABD student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. He completed a B.A. in Law from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM) and earned a M.A. in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

As a writer he has published four novels, one book of horror short stories and has been included in multiple anthologies in Mexico and the United States. His novel, "Los discursos presidenciales", won the second place in the contest organized by Editorial de Otro Tipo in 2016.

His articles have appeared on journals such as A Contracorriente, Letras Hispanas, Catedral Tomada, and Revista Antrópica. His doctoral dissertation analyzes the representation of Mexican masculinities in works of fiction. His broader interests include Mexican literature, violence in Latin America, detective fiction, and the intersections between power and literature.

He holds an opinion space at Excelsior, a Mexican national newspaper

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • B.A.: Law, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico, 2008-2014 -
  • M.A.: Spanish, University of Wisconsin-Madison, , 2014-2016 -

Specialties

  • Mexican Literature
  • Detective Fiction in Latin America
  • Contemporary Latin American Literature