Mexican writer Fernando del Paso won the FIL Prize 2007, formerly known as the Latin American and the Caribbean Literature Juan Rulfo, granted annually in the Guadalajara International Book Fair.
Del Paso was born in 1935 in the Federal District, although he has been residing for more than one decade in the capital of Jalisco. Publicist, speaker, journalist, sketcher, painter and diplomat the author of "Noticias del Imperio" (News of the Empire) has received other awards as the Xavier Villaurrutia, in 1966; the Rómulo Gallegos, in 1982; the Casa de las Américas, in 1985; and the Premio Nacional de Letras y Artes, in 1991.
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Latin American Literature