Margo Glantz receives the Carlos Fuentes Medal

The writer opens the Literary Hall, one of the most important events of the Guadalajara International Book Fair.

The Mexican writer Margo Glantz received this Sunday the Carlos Fuentes Medal within the activities of the Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL) 2021.

“If I don’t tweet every day I feel like I didn’t write, it’s like I’m not wearing underwear.

So I have to be writing a tweet because it is very important to me, sometimes I dream of tweets, “said Glantz when speaking of his fragmentary and pulverized literature during the conversation with the writer Gabriela Jáuregui, who accompanied his speech at the reception of the Carlos Fuentes Medal , which marks the opening of the Literary Hall, which is one of FIL’s most important events.

The writer, who was described as a “transgressive feminist”, “writer of desire and disobedience”, “visionary”, “a writer who rebels against the rules of the academy” and “acclaimed tweeter”, was awarded the Medal Carlos Fuentes by Silvia Lemus, Carlos Fuentes’s widow, in a ceremony in which Glantz pointed out: “here they see me very elegant with my dress like my First Communion.”

The author of “The Genealogies” who was highly applauded by very young readers who came to the ceremony to see her, waited for her to sign their books and shouted “We love you, Margo.”

Glantz said that all his literature is fragmentary, but that lately, especially “By looking at everything, I saw nothing” is where that fragmentation “with which I started writing, for which the publishers did not publish, ended up being my most important model ”.