Juan Rulfo was born in the western Mexican state of Jalisco on May 16, 1917 and died Jan. 7, 1986 in Mexico City.

A novelist, short story writer and screenwriter, Rulfo’s sparse bibliography includes his collection of short stories titled El llano en llamas (1953), the novel Pedro Páramo (1955) and El gallo de oro y otros textos para cine.

Rulfo, one of the most influential Latin American writers of the second half of the 20th century, was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature in 1983 and was posthumously awarded the Manuel Gamio Prize for Indigenous Merit in 1985.


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