Biography of Inés Arredondo (1928-1989)

Storyteller and Mexican essayist, born in Culiacán (Sinaloa) on March 20, 1928 and died in Mexico City on 2 November 1989, belonging to the generation of young writers who began his literary and publishing career at the Decade of 1960, and which part among other authors such as Juan Vicente Melo, Juan García Ponce, Salvador Elizondo or Sergio Pitol.

It carried out studies of library science, dramatic art and Spanish literature at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He/She made contributions in various publications such as the journal Mexicana of literature or culture in Mexico. In 1961 he/she received a scholarship from the Mexican Center of writers; later he/she could also continue their education through scholarships of the Farfield Foundation and the National Fund for culture.

The literary production of Arredondo is very concise and highlights two of his books, the signal (1965), one of the most brilliant collections of tales published in Mexico, and underground river (1979), where he/she reflects upon relationships are analyzed from the point of view of the woman; with this work he/she received the prestigious Xavier Villaurrutia award. His essay work is both philological, he/she mainly focused his work in the study of the work of the poet Jorge Cuesta, of the contemporary group.

In addition to the prize already mentioned, Arredondo received many other distinctions, such as the medal Fray Bernardo de Balbuena (1986) or the doctorate Honoris Causa by the University of Sinaloa.