I was shocked by the news of the untimely demise of Mexican author Luiz Zapata, who is considered a trailblazer of the LGBT literary genre in Mexico. As the newspaper, Millenio reported he had been sick for sometime. Luis Zapata Quiroz‘s acclaimed book, “El vampiro de la colonia Roma,” is considered one of the first books that broke the silence on the issues of gay presence in Mexican literature. It was the recipient of the 1979 Juan Grijalbo book prize.
I leave you with some of his books that we have in our collections and a video recording. RIP, Luis Zapata.
- De cuerpo entero / Luis Zapata.
- Melodrama : De petalos perennes
- En jirones
- Ese amor que hasta ayer nos quemaba
- La hermana secreta de Angélica María