|Born||Federico Campbell Quiroz
1 July 1941
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
|Died||15 February 2014
Mexico City, Mexico
|Occupation||Journalist, writer, essayist, translator, narrator|
Federico Campbell (July 1, 1941 – February 15, 2014) was a writer from northern Mexico. Campbell is known for the short story collection Tijuanenses (Tijuana: Stories on the Border). In 2000 he won the Colima Prize for Fiction with his novel Transpeninsular. In 1995 he was awarded the J. S. Guggenheim Fellowship. Campbell translated works by Harold Pinter, David Mamet, and Leonardo Sciascia, among others, into Spanish.
Born in Tijuana, Mexico, Campbell was the son of Carmen Quiroz, a teacher, and Federico Campbell, a telegraph operator whose ancestors migrated to Mexico from Virginia in the 1830s. He has two sisters, Sarina and Silvia Campbell Quiroz, and one son, Federico Campbell Peña, who is also a writer and a journalist.
- Pretexta (1979)
- Todo lo de las focas (1982; All about Seals)
- Tijuanenses (1989; Tijuana: Stories on the Border, 1995)
- La memoria de Sciascia (1989; Sciascia's Memory)
- La invención del poder (1994; The Invention of Power)
- Post scriptum triste (1994)
- Máscara negra (1995; Black Mask)
- Transpeninsular (2000)
- La clave Morse (2001; The Morse Code)
- El imperio del adiós (2002; The Empire of Farewell).
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