Margo Glantz studied literature, dramatics and art history at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and graduated from the Sorbonne in Paris. Her fist book, Viajes en México, Crónicas extranjeras, was published in 1964, followed by many novels, essays, and literary reviews. In 1983, she was appointed head of the literature department of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico. She was awarded the important literature price Premio Xavier Villaurrutia for Síndrome de Naufragios. In 1994, she was appointed Professora Emerita of the UNAM. She has been a member of the Mexican language Academy since 1995.