Antolina

Ortiz

WRITER

“The only true way to be at peace was to not believe in anything, to be open to the void. To be like a shell without a voice, pushed by the sea on the sand, engulfed by the waves. “

– Otumba, Antolina ORTIZ

SEDA ARAÑA (SPIDER´S SILK)

First prize of the First National Short Novel Contest Parallel 21 | Escritoras Mexicanas, 2019. More than 600 novels by Mexican women participated.

Finalist in the 2018 Nadal Literature Prize.

TRES SILENCIOS (A THIRD SILENCE)

Awarded in 2010, with the José Eufemio Lora y Lora & Juan Carlos Onetti award.

Marcela embraces her silences in a liquid atmosphere. The novel is the future of her life; It is the passing of a young woman, a mother, a widow, a wise woman.

OTUMBA

Awarded in 2010, with the José Eufemio Lora y Lora & Juan Carlos Onetti award.

Otumba is where the Mexicans fought their last battle. The place where limbo found its broken people. But Otumba also lives: with all those voices of the dead interspersed with the waves of time.

VIDAS CALLEJERAS (LIVES ON THE STREET)

Essay published by Editorial Patria. It has had an edition of more than 50,000 copies. With a foreword by Elena Poniatowska.

HISTORIAS DE MONTREAL (STORIES OF MONTREAL)

A kaleidoscope of Hispanic American literature in Canada in which Antolina Ortiz participates, along with twenty-five writers of Mexican, Colombian, Peruvian, Venezuelan, Salvadoran, Bolivian, Brazilian and Spanish origin residing in Canada. A choral work that aims to offer a new, fresh and uncomplexed literary look at the second most populated city in Canada.

BÚBU, EL GRANDE Y OTROS CUENTOS (BUBU, THE GREAT AND OTHER STORIES)

Stories for children and adults.

¿QUIÉN SOY YO? (WHO AM I?)

Starting from a very simple text, the young reader will review, in a very nice way, a fun list of animals, colors and behaviors that, guided by an extraordinary illustration, will delight young and old.

ESCRITORAS MEXICANAS (MEXICAN WRITERS)

Antolina Ortiz wrote “I teach for free”, for the second Anthology of Mexican Writers, which compiles the winning stories of the Second National Short Story Competition organized by the Escritoras Mexicanas project.

Citizen of the world, time traveler …

Who is she?

 

She describes herself as a citizen of the world. Since she was quite young, she traveled and appreciated different places and cultures that have enriched her so much that it is difficult for her to consider herself from a single place or culture… Perhaps, even from a single time.

  Her philosophical education lead her to observe and admire the world in a unique way, awakening a curiosity that makes her question the meaning of things. Her search leads her to the analysis of her existence, as well as that of the human being and the role that she plays in the world. Her focus has always been to generate art as a change that seeks reflection and balance in her environment.

Antolina, through her writing, finds a form of communication in which she projects her reflections, with a simple style but with great depth in her description and in the handling of her characters’ emotions, making her works flow in a way which seems so natural, that when the reader least expects it, he finds himself in a process of introspection which abruptly comes to an end, always leaving him wanting to know more about himself, about life, without ceasing to question the mystery of existence.

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