Verónica Murguía

Verónica Murguía (born 1960) is a Mexican fantasy writer who has won multiple prizes for her children's literature and novels.

Verónica Murguía
Born (1960-11-05) 5 November 1960
Mexico City, Mexico
OccupationWriter, educator
Years active1990-present


Verónica Murguía was born on 5 November 1960 in Mexico City, Mexico. She attended the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas e Historia (National School of Visual arts and history).She studied history at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and then began working as an illustrator.[1]

Her first publications in 1990 were a novel entitled "Rosendo" and "Historia y aventuras de Taté el mago y Clarisel la cuentera", which won the National Short Story Prize for Children Juan de la Cabada.[1] In 1993 Murguía was a FONCA Fellow[2] and studied and lived in Canada for a brief time.[3]

In 1999, Murguía began writing a bi-weekly column for La Jornada's cultural supplement[4] In addition, she has published journalism pieces in Etcétera and Laberinto Urbano; hosted the educational radio program “Desde acá los chilangos”; participated in an educational program for indigenous children in Oaxaca, Sonora and Yucatán; and taught children's literature at the Mexican Writer's Guild (SOGEM).[2] Since 2001, she has been a member of the National System of Art Creators.[1]

In 2005, her book "Auliya" was named one of the books of the year by Banco del Libro of Venezuela[2] and was nominated for the Rattenfänger Prize in Hameln, Germany, as well as being translated into German, Italian, and Portuguese.[5] Her fantasy novel "Loba" was awarded the Gran Angular Prize in 2013 from Spain.[6]

Selected works

  • Rosendo Mexico: Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (1990) (in Spanish)
  • Historia y aventuras de tate el mago y clarisel la cuentera México: Editorial Amaquemecan (1991) (in Spanish)
  • David y el armadillo Mexico: CONAFE (1998) (in Spanish)
  • El fuego verde Mexico: CONACULTA: Ediciones SM (1999) (in Spanish)
  • Auliya Madrid: Acento Editoria (1999) (in Spanish)
  • Auliya: eine magische Reise durch die Wüste Zürich: Nagel und Kimche (2001) (in German)
  • Hotel Monstruo, ¡bienvenidos! México: Alfaguara (2002) (in Spanish)
  • Día de muertos: serenidad ritual México: Artes de México y del Mundo (2002) (in Spanish)
  • Simbad el marino Madrid: Ediciones SM (2003) (in Spanish)
  • Alí Babá y los cuarenta ladrones Madrid: Ediciones SM (2003) (in Spanish)
  • El pollo ramiro México: Santillana (2003) (in Spanish)
  • Lo que sí y lo qui no México: Secretaría de Educación Pública (2005) (in Spanish)
  • Nueve Patas Mexico: Editorial Progreso (2005) (in Spanish)
  • Mi monstruo Mandarino México, D.F.: Artes de México: Consejo Nacional de Cultura y las Artes (2007) (in Spanish)
  • Rituales México, D. F.: Artes de México: Secretaría de Cultura del Gobierno del Distrito Federal (2007) (in Spanish)
  • Los niños voladores México, D. F.: Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (2008) (in Spanish)
  • Ladridos y conjuros México, D. F.: Ediciones SM (2008) (in Spanish)
  • Loba Madrid: Boadilla del Monte: Ediciones SM (2013) (in Spanish)


  1. Guapacho Díaz, Jéssica. "Verónica Murguía". Cultural del Banco de la República (in Spanish). Bogotá, Colombia: Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  2. "Verónica Murguía". Enciclopedia de la Literatura en México (in Spanish). Mexico City, Mexico: CONACULTA. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  3. "Verónica Murguía, premio Gran Angular de Literatura" (in Spanish). Mexico City, Mexico: E Universal. EFE. 9 April 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  4. "Biografía de Verónica Murguía". Comparte Libros (in Spanish). Mexico City, Mexico: Comparte Libros. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  5. Miravete, Gabriela Damián (14 March 2014). "Verónica Murguía Escritora y maestra" (in Spanish). Mexico: Quien. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  6. "Mexicana Verónica Murguía obtiene Premio Gran Angular 2013 en España" (in Spanish). Mexico: SDP Noticias. EFE. 9 April 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
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