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Fabio Morábito

Fabio Morábito

Fabio Morábito is a Mexican writer, poet, essay writer and translator. He was born in 1955 in Alexandria, Egypt, to Italian parents and lived part of his childhood and adolescence in Milan. He has been living in Mexico City since 1969. He studied Italian literature in the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature at The National Autonomous University of Mexico and literary translation at Colegio de México. He has published more than 5 books of poetry, for which he won the Carlos Pellicer Prize in 1995, and the Aguascalientes National Poetry Prize in 1991. Morábito’s poetry book Tool Box (1999) was published In Germany, England and the United States, and in 2005, he published his translation of the complete poetry of Eugenio Montale and in 2009 published his translation of the play Aminta by Torquato Tasso. He has also published two novels and six collections of short stories, including Grieta de fatiga (2006), winner of the Antonin Artaud Narrative Prize of 2006. Morábito has written prose and poetry for children and his novel for children published in 1996 won the White Raven Award in 1997. He was granted the White Raven Award again in 2015, for the compilation and rewriting of a book containing 125 oral Mexican short stories. His latest book was published in June 2014.  

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