Having never forgotten her humble beginnings, Mexican author and journalist Cristina Pacheco endeavors to relay the realities of the citizens of Mexico City and its broader community in all of her print and multi-media productions. Given both Pacheco’s use of urban chronicles as well as her productivity and impact, Sandra Messinger Cypess proposes that “if one had to compare Pacheco with writers of previous generations, one would think of Rosario Castellanos and Elena Poniatowska” (2007: 151). Indeed, Pacheco’s long-term career contributions have been recognized frequently, although perhaps the most significant was her receipt of the inaugural Rosario Castellanos a la Trayectoria Cultural de la Mujer [Rosario Castellanos Women’s Cultural Trajectory] Award in 2012.

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Citation: Slack, Dawn. "Cristina Pacheco". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 July 2017 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13909, accessed 06 December 2023.]

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