Alberto Chimal

The winner of Mexico’s prestigious Premio Nacional del Cuento, Alberto Chimal is one of Mexico’s most celebrated writers of short fiction. He is the author of over two dozen books, including the novels Los esclavos (Almadía, 2009) and La torre y el jardín (Océano, 2012).

 
George Henson‘s translations of Alberto Chimal, Andrés Neuman, and Alonso Sánchez Baute have appeared recently in World Literature Today and Words Without Borders. His translation of Elena Poniatowska’s The Heart of the Artichoke was published in 2012 by Alligator Press.

Winter 2014

The Waterfall

By Alberto Chimal and Alberto Chimal

They hold the baby above the baptismal font, small and fragile, his head still naked. He’s awake: he feels the moisture and senses the cold that pierces the stone even though he doesn’t know them or know what to call them.

Winter 2014

The Waterfall

By Alberto Chimal and Alberto Chimal

They hold the baby above the baptismal font, small and fragile, his head still naked. He’s awake: he feels the moisture and senses the cold that pierces the stone even though he doesn’t know them or know what to call them.