The narrative and non-fiction work of Ignacio Padilla has been translated into more than fifteen languages and has been recognized with more than a dozen national and international awards, such as: The Primavera Novel Award 2000 for his novel Amphitryon; The Mazatlán Literature Award 2006 for La Gruta del Toscano (Toscano’s grotto) and La Otra Orilla Award 2011 for his last novel El daño no es de ayer (Not yesterday’s harm). In 2001 Padilla published a volume of short stories: Las antípodas y el siglo (The Antipodes and the Century), with which he began the tetrology Micropedia, the second part is formed by El androide y las quimeras (The Android and chimeras, 2008). He received the National Playwright Award granted by the State Government of Baja California, 2008; and the National Theatre Award for Children’s Play granted by the Coahuila State Government, 2008; and was given the Juan Rulfo International Short Story Award for his title Los anacrónicos (Anachronistic). The acclaimed French magazine “Lire” has listed Padilla as one of the fifty most important narrators of the 21st Century. He is also author of essays such as: El Diablo y Cervantes (The Devil and Cervantes -Guillermo Rousset Banda Award 2005), La vida íntima de los encendedores (The Private Life of Lighters -Malaga Award 2008), Arte y olvido de terremoto, (Art and the forgetfulness of Earthquakes -Luis Cardoza and Aragón Critics Award for Fine Arts 2008), La isla de las tribus perdidas (The Isle of Lost Tribes, Debate-Casa de America Award 2010) and Cervantes en los infiernos (Cervantes´ Inferno, Manuel Alvar Award for Humanistic Studies 2011). He has received the following awards for his children’s and young adult’s literature titles: FILIJ Award for essays on juvenile literature with La edad de la escritura (The Age of Writing) and the Juan de la Cabana Award for Children’s Literature with Las tormentas del mar embotellado (The Bottled Sea’s Storms).
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