Carmen Boullosa has authored 18 novels, two books of essays, and 17 collections of poetry. Her work has been published widely in Latin America and Spain, and translated into more than 10 languages. Her novel La otra mano de Lepanto was hailed as one of the top works of literature written in Spanish in the last 25 years. Boullosa’s most recent works include the novel Texas, la gran ladronería, and the essay Narco History, How the United States and Mexico Jointly Created the “Mexican Drug War”, co-written with Mike Wallace. She has been a Guggenheim and a Cullman Center fellow, and the recipient of the prizes Xavier Villaurrutia, Mexico; Anna Seghers and LiBeratur, Germany; and Novela Café Gijón, Spain.