Born in Egypt to Italian parents, he spent his childhood in Milan. From the age of 14 he has lived in Mexico City where he has written – in Spanish – four books of poetry, Lotes baldíos (which won the 1995 'Carlos Pellicer Prize'), De lunes todo el año (which won the 'Aguascalientes National Prize for Poetry' in 1991), Alguien de lava (2011); two books of prose, Caja de herramientas (1989) and "El idioma materno" (2014), three collections of short stories, La lenta furia (1989), La vida ordenada (2000) and Grieta de fatiga (which won the 'Antonin Artaud Prize' in 2006), and two books of essays, El viaje y la enfermedad (1984) and Los pastores sin ovejas (1996). He has also written a book for children, Cuando las panteras no eran negras, which won the 'White Raven Prize' in 1997. He has compilated and rewrited a book with 125 oral Mexican short stories, "Cuentos populares mexicanos" (2014), which won the 'White Raven Prize' in 2015. He has translated from his mother tongue – Italian – numerous stories, poetry, essays and children's books. In 1998, he took part in a DAAD artists programme in Berlin. He wrote the story series También Berlín se olvida about this experience. In 2005 Galaxia Gutenberg published his translation of the complete poetry of Eugenio Montale.
- Julián Herbert Anuario de Poesía Mexicana 2007
Sarah Pollack and Tamara R. Williams (compilators), "Los oficios del nómada: Fabio Morábito ante la crítica" (2015)
- Snodgrass, Kathleen (May 1, 2007). "Introduction: Fabio Morabito". Northwest Review. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
- "Morábito, Fabio" (in Spanish). Tusquets Editores. Retrieved April 6, 2011. *"Fabio MORABITO" (in French). Sentre National du Livre. 2009. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
- "Fabio Morábito" (in French). Salon du livre Paris. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
- Rafael Lemus (July 2009). "Emilio, los chistes y la muerte, de Fabio Morábito" (in Spanish). Letras libres. (book review)
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