Liliana Colanzi, a Ph.D. candidate in the field of comparative literature, received the Premio Aura Estrada de Literatura during the Oaxaca Book Fair on October 30, an award given to Spanish-language authors under 35 who live in Mexico and the United States. The prize includes an award of $10,000, publication of an article by Colanzi in Granta Magazine, and two months in each of four writers residences: Ucross (Wyoming), Ledig House (New York), Santa Maddalena (Tuscany, Italy), and Ex-Hacienda Guadalupe (Oaxaca, Mexico).
Colanzi is author of two books of short stories, Vacaciones Permanentes (“Permanent Vacations,” 2010) and La Ola (“The Wave,” 2014). Her stories have been translated into English, French, and Portuguese. In the U.S., her work has appeared in literary journals such as Two Lines, REVIEW, Michigan Quarterly Review, and The White Review (forthcoming). Her book The Wave will be published in the U.S .by Dalkey Archive Press in 2016; she is currently at work on a new novel.
The Premio Aura prize has been given bi-annually since 2009 in honor of the Mexican writer Aura Estrada, who died in 2007.