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Yuri Herrera

Yuri Herrera is one of the most acclaimed contemporary Latin American authors. Born in Actopan, Mexico in 1970, he gained his doctorate in Hispanic Language and Literature at the University of California in Berkeley. He is editor of the literary magazine El Perro and a visiting professor at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Kingdom Cons (original title Trabajos del reino) was first published in Spanish in 2003 and has won prizes on both sides of the Atlantic.