Hay Festival, the British Council and Conaculta have joined forces to bring twenty young writers under the age of forty to an international readership. These exciting new voices come together in an anthology of short pieces, giving a glimpse of Mexico's outstanding literary culture. u003cbru003eFollowing in the footsteps of the likes of Octavio Paz and Carlos Fuentes, the writers capture an era of shifting boundaries and growing violence, where the country's rapid modernization is often felt to be at the cost of its artistic heritage. Broken families, a man in a birdcage, a lone swimmer - all stories betray a quest for the self when the feeling of loss pervades. Pushkin Press is proud to present these vibrant and moving narratives: u003cpu003eContributors: DBC Pierre, Cristina Riverza Garza, Juan Pablo Anaya, Gerardo Arana, Nicolás Cabral, Verónica Gerber, Pergentino José, Laia Jufresa, Luis Felipe Lomelí, Brenda Lozano, Valeria Luiselli, Fernanda Melchor, Emiliano Monge, Eduardo Montagner Anguiano, Antonio Ortuño, Eduardo Rabasa, Antonio Ramos Revillas, Eduardo Ruiz Sosa, Daniel Saldaña, Ximena Sánchez, Echenique, Carlos Velázquez, Nadia Villafuerte.