Paulette Jonguitud es autora del libro Moho, publicado en inglés por CB EDITIONS y en en español por FETA/CONACULTA, así como del libro para niños El loco del martinete, publicado en México y España por la editorial EDEBÉ. Ha sido artista en residencia en la MacDowell Colony y becaria de la Fundación para las Letras Mexicanas y del FONCA en su programa Jóvenes Creadores.

Paulette Jonguitud is the author of Mildew, published in English by CB EDITIONS and in Spanish by FETA/CONACULTA. She has also written  El loco del martinete, a children’s book published in Mexico and Spain by Grupo  EDEBÉ. She has been an artist in residence at the MacDowell Colony and a fellow of Fundación para las Letras Mexicanas and FONCA in its Program for Young Creators.


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‘This extraordinary tale of sex and death … Mildew, by a gifted new Latin American writer, has weight, yet is told with a lightness Calvino would have admired.’

– Beverley  Bie Brahic.

‘It’s a novel that creeps through you, rather like the mildew that begins growing on its narrator Constanza’s body on the day before her daughter’s weddding. I didn’t realise until I started thinking back on the novel just how much it had infected my thoughts.’
– David Hebblethwaite

  ‘A strong, slim book on the inabilities of women to speak openly about what they are to each other, and to themselves.’
– Joanna Walsh,
 The National.

`An entire history condensed into a single day, an entire family and their respective pasts brought out in quick but vivid portraits. At only 91 pages Midlew is a deceptively simple book. It’s brevity and relatively unadorned prose belie what is more layered and difficult. This is a novel with a psychological and emotional intensity that invites careful reading and re-reading, and resists immediate interpretation.’

-Michelle Bailat-Jones.

`This is a book which exists on its own terms and uses its own voice. The meshing of form with theme is uniquely well-realised, and the level of control over plot, character and dialogue is astonishingly well done. In my view Jonguitud achieves what only the best writers are capable of. She tells a local story on the smallest of canvases, but with such skill, precision and depth of honesty that the story acquires the enduring and immovable power of fable.´

-Amy McCauley.  New Welsh Review.


An unusual short novel and with huge scope, Mildew, by Mexican writer Paulette Jonguitud (CB Editions, 2015) elegantly translated from the Spanish by the author is an astonishing, mythical tale of a very strange manifestation of one woman’s ‘out, damned spot!’ increasing guilt and intense rage provoked by a relationship with another woman/daughter figure.

  • Valerie Sirr. Wales Arts Review


Mildew. By Paulette Jonguitud. Amy McCauley. New Welsh Review.

Woman’s metamorphosis grows with silence in Paulette Jonguitud’s Mildew.  Joanna Walsh. The National. 

Paulette Jonguitud’s Mildew. David Hebblethwaite. 

Mildew, by Paulette Jonguitud. Michelle Bailat-Jones.

Cultural Highlights of the year. Valerie Sirr. Wales Arts Review


Antología de Narrativa Mexicana compilada por David Miklos. Descarga gratuita en Libros Malaletra.

Anthology of Mexican Fiction compiled by David Miklos. Free download at Libros Malaletra.


República de los lobos. Antología de cuento Mexicano Reciente compilada por José Manuel García Gil. España.

Republic of the wolves. Anthology of recent Mexican short stories, compiled by José Manuel García Gil. Spain.

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