Margo Glantz (1930) is a Mexican novelist and essayist, and one of the few women who is recognized in her country as an influential public intellectual. After receiving her PhD from the Sorbone, she started her career as an academic: she wrote several essays on Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz that are now canonical, but in her later years she turned to fiction. Her books have been published both in French and in Spanish, in the most important publishing houses such as Anagrama and Sexto Piso. In her literature, she displays an amazing talent with language while at the same time taking care of the depth of her subject matters and conveying a unique way of looking and thinking about the world. She has been granted the Guggenheim and the Rockefeller Scholarship, as well as three Doctorates Honoris Causa, and several literary awards, like the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize (2003) and the Juan Rulfo Prize (2010).
By Looking at Everything, She Couldn´t See Anything
(Y por mirarlo todo, nada veía, 2018)