Ave Barrera named Kislak Family Foundation Writer in Residence

Mexican writer is the second writer in residence, will join the Center in Fall 2023

Ave Barrera named Kislak Family Foundation Writer in Residence

April 20, 2023

Mexican writer Ave Barrera has been named the Fall 2023 Kislak Family Foundation Writer in Residence. She will join the Center in the fall to teach the graduate course Escritura Creativa and participate in Center activities and mentorship with students.

Special thank you to the Kislak Family Foundation for their continued support of Latin American arts and literature at the Center with their generous funding of this position.


Ave Barrera (Guadalajara, México, 1980) holds a Bachelor in Hispanic Literature from University of Guadalajara and a Masters in Modern Portuguese Literature from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Méxicoand. For several years she was editor in Oaxaca, México. Ave has been awarded fellowships from the Fundación Carolina for a training course on publishing at the Complutense University of Madrid and the Young Creators Grant for Novel (2010 and 2014) from the Mexican National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA). Ave has worked as copywriter for e-media and once as a ghostwriter. She also writes short stories and just published the illustrated children book Una noche en el laberinto (A Night in a Labyrinth, Edebé 2014). She was recipient of the Sergio Galindo Award from the Veracruz University with her first novel Puertas demasiado pequeñas (The Forgery). She currently lives in México City and is writing a new novel: Tratado de la vida marina (A Treatise of Marine Life) with the support of FONCA. Her latest novel was published in 2019 in Mexico and Spain under the title Restauración (Restoration).

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