Carlos René Padilla

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Carlos René Padilla is a writer, storyteller and journalist. He studied Communication at the University of Sonora in Mexico. He is the founder of the SoNoir movement, in charge of spreading police and crime novels across the country. In the same vein, he is especially recognized for his novels, essays, and chronicles within these two genres and has been included in many anthologies in both Spain and Latin America. He was specially appraised for his literary career at the Sonora Technological Institute Book Fair. He has also worked for newspapers such as Expreso and El Imparcial.



Padilla was the winner at the Libro Sonorense Competition in the novel, chronicle and essay categories on three different occasions. His novel I am the Spider (Yo soy el araña) was awarded the Nacional de Novela Negra ¨Una Vuelta de Tuerca¨ Award. He was also the recipient of the Periodismo de Profundidad Award from the Inter-American Press Association for his work as a journalist.


What the critics have said:

¨Padilla writes perfectly within the demands of the genre and tells the story with varied doses of emotion. He creates a corrupt and semi-dark Mexico City, where the victims are simple and have an unexpected ending… where fame and membership won´t cut it even for the groups with power. ¨  El Universal