Paco Ignacio Taibo II (1463 words)


Paco Ignacio Taibo II – also known as PIT II – was born in Gijón, Spain. With over 45 books published by 2010, he is one of Mexico’s most prolific contemporary writers. He is the son of María del Carmen Mahojo and the writer, journalist and film critic Paco Ignacio Taibo I. In 1958 the family emigrated from Spain to Mexico in order to escape Franco’s regime. From an early age Taibo combined his two passions, writing and political activism. He started writing fictional stories in his childhood, and as a teenager he wrote short journalistic pieces. He participated in political and social organizations from the age of 15. When he was 19 and a student of Political Science, he participated in the student movement of 1968. After …

Citation: Gräbner, Cornelia. "Paco Ignacio Taibo II". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 April 2010 [, accessed 20 January 2022.]

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