About the book:

A finalist for the 2020 National Book Critics’ Circle Award for Criticism, “Grieving: Dispatches from a Wounded Country,” is a collection of short personal essays, crónicas and journalism focused on political manipulation and systemic violence in Mexico and along the U.S.-Mexico border. Noting historical parallels and literary theory through an in-depth analysis of neoliberalism and drug trafficking, Garza includes first-hand accounts of Mexican citizens and personal grief to brilliantly convey how Mexico struggles to press onward.

About the author:

Cristina Rivera Garza is an award-winning contemporary author and recipient of the 2020 MacArthur Fellowship, the Juan Vicente Melo National Short Story Award, the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize (the only author to be awarded twice) and the Anna Seghers International Prize.