Heavens on Earth


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Deep Vellum Publishing
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5.2 X 8.3 X 1.2 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Carmen Boullosa is one of Mexico's leading novelists, poets, and playwrights. She has published over a dozen novels, two of which were designated the Best Novel Published in Mexico by the prestigious magazine Reforma--her second novel, Before, also won the renowned Xavier Villaurrutia Prize for Best Mexican Novel; and her novel La otra mano de Lepanto was also selected as one of the Top 100 Novels Published in Spanish in the past 25 years. Her most recent novel, Texas: The Great Theft won the 2014 Typographical Era Translation Award, was shortlisted for the 2015 PEN Translation Award, and has been nominated for the 2015 International Dublin Literary Award. Boullosa has received numerous prizes and honors, including a Guggenheim fellowship. Also a poet, playwright, essayist, and cultural critic, Boullosa is a Distinguished Lecturer at City College of New York, and her books have been translated into Italian, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese, Chinese, and Russian.

Shelby Vincent received her PhD in Literary Translation from the University of Texas at Dallas's School of Arts and Humanities in 2015. She is currently translating another of Boullosa's novels entitled The Virgin and the Violin, which is loosely based on the female Renaissance artist Sofonisba Anguissola, and which Deep Vellum will publish in 2018.


"[Boullosa] is witty, wacky, iconoclastic, post-modern and thoroughly original." -- The Modern Novel blog

"The book occupies a Borgesian tradition in which possible and impossible exist simultaneously in one text." -- John Trefry, Full Stop

"[Boullosa] is witty, wacky, iconoclastic, post-modern and thoroughly original." -- The Modern Novel blog

"Read Boullosa because she is a masterful commander of fantastic language." -- M. Bartley Seigel, Words Without Borders