Carmen Boullosa is an internationally acclaimed Mexican writer who lives in New York. She has won the Xavier Villaurrutia prize in Mexico and Spain’s Café Gijón Prize, among other international awards. Her novels, poems and theatre pieces address issues of genre, race and history in plots that imaginatively mix times, historical periods, voices and socio-political contexts. Boullosa’s most recent novels are Las paredes hablan (2010) and Texas (2013). Novels available in English translation are They’re Cows, We’re Pigs (1991), Leaving Tabasco (2002), and Cleopatra Dismounts (2003). Boullosa also co-hosts Nueva York, an Emmy Award-winning television series in the US.