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Christopher Domínguez Michael (Mexico City, 1962) is one of today’s best-known Hispano-American literary critics. He is the biographer of Fray Servando Teresa de Mier (Premio Xavier Villaurrutia, 2004) and of Octavio Paz (Octavio Paz dans son siècle, Gallimard, 2014), and has written essential anthologies and histories of Mexican literature. Also a critic of world literature, he earned the Premio de la Crítica in Santiago de Chile for La sabiduría sin promesa: Vida y letras del siglo XX (2009). His work has been translated to English, French, and Portuguese. He has been a visiting professor at the Sorbonne, the University of Chicago, and Columbia University. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2006, joined Mexico’s Colegio Nacional in 2017, and since 2019 has served as Editor-in-Chief of Letras Libres.