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Gustavo Sainz (born July 13, 1940 in Mexico City) is an award-winning Spanish language author from Mexico. The son of journalist José Luis Sainz, Gustavo Sainz learned how to read at the age of three from his paternal grandmother, and he started publishing his work in the city newspapers at the age of ten. When he was in primary school, Sainz founded several school magazines for his classmates' amusement, which he continued to do until college. At the age of eighteen, Sainz left home to work as a journalist in the magazine Visión. In 1960, he entered the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, where he began studying law, but ultimately changed his career to study literature. Sainz's first novel, Gazapo, was published when he was twenty-five and has been translated into fourteen languages. This novel marked the beginning of the literary movement "la Onda", of which other Mexican writers, such as José Agustín and Parmenides García Saldaña, formed part.

In 1968, Sainz travelled to the University of Iowa to participate in the International Writing Program, where he started and completed his second novel, Obsesivos días circulares. Sainz's longest novel, A la salud de la serpiente, relates his adventures of this period in Iowa.

Upon his return to Mexico, he wrote La princesa del Palacio de Hierro, which won the Premio Xavier Villaurrutia in 1974. In 2003, he published A troche y moche, which one the prize for the best novel of the year written in Mexico, and its translation intro French won the award for best novel in Quebec. His work includes eighteen published novels, countless articles, and various children's books. He is currently the editor of the magazine TransgresionES. He lives in the United States with his two sons, Claudio and Marcio Sainz, and is a professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

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Total Books: 15
2007 - Gazapo [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789708100335
ISBN-10: 9708100331
Genre: Literature & Fiction

A troche y moche
2002 - A Troche Y Moche [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789681911218
ISBN-10: 9681911210
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Quiero escribir pero me sale espuma
1998 - Quiero Escribir Pero Me Sale Espuma (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780553060843
ISBN-10: 0553060848
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Catálogo de libros en español

The Princess of the Iron Palace
1988 - The Princess of the Iron Palace (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780802131447
ISBN-10: 0802131441
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

The Princess of the Iron Palace
1987 - The Princess of the Iron Palace (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780394560663
ISBN-10: 0394560663
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Una nina llamada Frida Kahlo
Una Nina Llamada Frida Kahlo (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780590925044
ISBN-10: 0590925040
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

Paseo en trapecio
Paseo En Trapecio (Other)
ISBN-13: 9789681306434
ISBN-10: 9681306430
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Juegos Prohibidos Una Antologia De Cuentos Para Adolescentes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789681911331
ISBN-10: 9681911334

Compadre lobo
Compadre Lobo [Best sellers - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789684190214
ISBN-10: 9684190212
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Fantasmas aztecas Un pre-texto
Fantasmas Aztecas Un Pre-texto [Coleccion Autores mexicanos - Spanish Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9789684192294
ISBN-10: 9684192290
Genres: History, Nonfiction

Muchacho en llamas
Muchacho En Llamas [Coleccion Narrativa] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9789684197350
ISBN-10: 9684197357

Gazapo (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789684930100
ISBN-10: 9684930100