C M Mayo: The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire (Unbridled Books), Miraculous Air (Milkweed Editions), Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion (Whereabouts Press), Sky Over El Nido (U Georgia Press).
C.M. Mayo is the author of The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, a novel based on the true story, as well as Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico, and Sky Over El Nido, which won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.
Founding editor of Tameme, the bilingual Spanish/English) chapbook press, Mayo is also a translator of contemporary Mexican poetry and fiction. Her anthology of Mexican fiction in translation, Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion, was published by Whereabouts Press in March 2006.
Mayo's stories, essays and poems have appeared in numerous U.S. literary magazines including Chelsea, Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, Kenyon Review, The North American Review, The Paris Review, Southwest Review, Tin House and Witness, as well as the Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal. To read some of her work on-line, please click here. To read more about her audio-CD, "The Essential Francisco Sosa or, Picadou's Mexico City" click here.
Other awards include three Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards and three Washington Independent Writers Awards, most recently for her essay, "From Mexico to Miramar or, Across the Lake of Oblivion." She has also been awarded residencies at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, Ragdale Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and (for Sky Over El Nido) fellowships from the writers conferences at Wesleyan, Sewanee, and Bread Loaf.
A Texas native raised in Northern California and a long-time resident of Mexico City, Mayo was educated as an economist at the University of Chicago. She previously worked at a Mexico City investment bank and ITAM, a private university, where she taught international and development finance in both the undergraduate and the MBA programs. Click here for more about her career and publications as an economist.
Currently she divides her time between Mexico City and Washington DC, where she is on the faculty of The Writers Center . She is at work on a novel set in 19th century Mexico, The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire.
Member, American Civil Liberties Union; Authors Guild;American Literary Translators Association; National Book Critics Circle; PEN<
The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire
Milkweed Editions; Whereabouts Press; University of Georgia Press
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