Francisco Laguna Correa

Francisco Laguna Correa
Headshot of Francisco Laguna-Correa.jpg
Born (1982-09-20)September 20, 1982
Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation Writer, college professor, ethnographer.
Alma mater UNAM (B.A.)
Autonomous University of Madrid (M.A.)
UNC-Chapel Hill (Ph.D.)
University of Pittsburgh (M.F.A.)
Genre Literary fiction, non-fiction, Hybrid genres
Literary movement Latinx literature, Postmodernism, Hybrid Literature, Bilingual literature and translingual narratives
Notable works Wild North, Finales felices, Crush Me

Francisco Laguna Correa is a writer, ethnographer, and college professor [1][2][3] born in Mexico City, who resides in the United States.[4][5] He was awarded in 2012 the National Literary Prize of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE), an institution based in New York City.[6][7][8] In 2013, he received the International Poetry Prize of the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes.[9] In 2016, Laguna Correa was one of the recipients of The Fuerza Award, a social recognition for his intellectual activism in the Pittsburgh area granted by The City of Pittsburgh, the collective Café con Leche, and The Latin American Cultural Union (LACU). [10][11] The Chicago Review of Books recommended his book Crush Me (a broken novel) for the 2017 National Poetry Month.[12] His novel Wild North was included in the list of best Mexican fiction of 2017 selected by author Antonio Ortuño and published in the daily newspaper El Informador.[13] He has given talks at various institutions, including Emory University, the University of California, Texas State University, and Duke University.[14]

Education[edit]

He graduated from the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria in 2001 after being forced to interrupt his studies due to the 1999 UNAM strike. He began his university studies at The School of Philosophy and Letters and The School of Political and Social Sciences of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, which is often cited as the most prestigious university of the Spanish-speaking world due to the university's extensive research and innovation.[15][16][17][18][19] He completed his undergraduate education at Portland State University, where he received a double BA in Liberal Studies and Literature. In addition, he holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Pittsburgh and two master's degrees, one in Immigration and another in Hispanic Philosophy, both from the Autonomous University of Madrid.[20] He was the recipient in 2014 of the K. Leroy Irvis Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, and in 2016 he received a doctoral degree in Cultural and Literary Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[21]

Awards[edit]

(2012) National Literary Prize of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (New York City)

(2013) International Poetry Prize of the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes

(2016) The Fuerza Award (Pittsburgh)

Bibliography[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ High Point University. "Francisco Laguna Correa". 
  2. ^ E-International Relations. "Author Profile". 
  3. ^ Good Docs. "Lupe Under the Sun". 
  4. ^ Website of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language. "Francisco Laguna Correa gana segundo certamen literario de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española". Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Laguna-Correa, Francisco (2011). Crítica literaria y otros cuentos. USA: Editorial Paroxismo. p. 98. ISBN 0615520669. 
  6. ^ Website of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language. "Francisco Laguna Correa gana segundo certamen literario de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española". Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Blog de Manuel Garrido Palacios" (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  8. ^ Website of the newspaper El Universal. "Francisco Laguna Correa gana premio de la ANLE" (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  9. ^ Website of the newspaper La Jornada-Aguscalientes http://www.lja.mx/2013/09/inauguran-el-tercer-festival-de-las-artes-de-la-uaa/. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  10. ^ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "The 2016 Fuerza Awards". 
  11. ^ Radical Narratives. "Crush Me by f.l. Crank". 
  12. ^ Chicago Review of Books. "Read these 25 books for National Poetry Month". 
  13. ^ El Informador. "Algunos libros de 2017". 
  14. ^ High Point University. "Francisco Laguna Correa". 
  15. ^ http://www.excelsior.com.mx/nacional/2017/03/09/1151098
  16. ^ Clasificación de las universidades latinoamericanas (en inglés).
  17. ^ "La UNAM en numeros". Retrieved August 22, 2012. 
  18. ^ http://gruporeforma-blogs.com/pruebaStaff/lidera-unam-cu-ranking-de-las-mejores-universidades-2016/
  19. ^ http://www.excelsior.com.mx/nacional/2017/02/20/1147491
  20. ^ Website of the El Cuento en Red, Revista Electrónica de Estudios sobre la Ficción Breve. "Interview with Francisco Laguna Correa (in Spanish)" (PDF). 
  21. ^ Website of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language. "Francisco Laguna Correa gana segundo certamen literario de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española". Retrieved 4 October 2012.