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Aura Xilonen

Aura Xilonen is a novelist and filmmaker from Puebla, Mexico. She was born in Mexico City and spent her childhood in Germany. ‘The Gringo Champion,’ her first novel, which she completed at the age of 19, was the winner of the 2015 Premio Mauricio Achar.


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