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Mexican writer wins award in France

10 November 2009 No Comment

Chloe AridjisMexican writer Chloe Aridjis has received the French Mercure Award for her first book titled “Book of Clouds.”

“Book of Clouds” is a portrait of Berlin in the early twenty-first century through the eyes of Tatiana, a young Mexican who comes to the German capital on a scholarship, Aridjis explained.

The writer, daughter of Mexican poet and diplomat Homero Aridjis said she is pleased because the award coincides with the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. She vividly recalls how she lived those days, watching from the other side of the Atlantic how Berliners inaugurated a new chapter of modern history.

Aridjis is already preparing a second novel which will be set between London and Paris.

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