is a Mexican Writer and Editor, born in 1951 and author of tewnty books of fiction, non-fiction and poetry translated to fifteen languages. His Ph.D. is from The University of Paris, where he lived for almost eight years. His novel Mogador, published by City Lights in San Francisco in 1993, was awarded the Xavier Villaurrutia Prize, the most prestigious litterary recognition in Mexico. The University of New Mexico awarded him as Litterary essayist in 1991 an he was also a Fellow of the J.S. Guggenheim Foundation. Since 1988 he has been the Chief Editor and founding publisher of Latin America’s leading Arts Magazine: Artes de Mexico.
In February 2000 he was decorated by the French Government as Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. The Governor of Kentucky awarded him as "Kentucky Colonel", the highest distinction given in that State, where he also is Honnorary Citizen of Louisville, and Honnorary Captain of La Belle de Louisville, the oldest steamship navigating the afluents of the Mississippi River. He was several times Tinker Visiting Professor at Stanford University and Chairman of the Creative Non-Fiction Summer Program in the Banff Centre for the Arts, in Canada.