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José Miguel Tomasena

José Miguel Tomasena

José Miguel Tomasena is a Mexican writer, journalist, and university professor. He was born in 1978 in Mexico City. He studied philosophy and worked in the public newspaper in Guadalajara. He obtained his master’s degree in creative writing from the Contemporary School of Humanities (ECH) in Madrid. He has worked as an editor of Magis Magazine at the Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESO), where he also taught epistemology, literature, and creative writing. He has published a novel and a collection of short stories (Does Anyone Care About the Dust at Hemingway’s House?), winner of the San Luis Potosí Fine Arts Award for 2013. He publishes regularly in his blog Índice de mentiras and he is the co-writer of “Portraits of a Search,” a documentary about three mothers who look for their missing children during the Mexican Drug War. He is currently working on his second novel.


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