Monica Rojas


Monica Rojas is a Mexican writer, Ambassador for Save the Children-Mexico, and PhD candidate in Spanish-American Literature at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). She holds a Masters in Literature from the University of Barcelona (Spain) and a Masters in Strategic Communication from the Autonomous University of Puebla (Mexico). In 2011, Monica published her first book “The Star Harvester: A Biography of a Mexican Astronaut” (El Cosechador de Estrellas). In 2016, she published a children’s version of: “The Child who Touched the Stars” (El Niño que Tocó las Estrellas) with Grupo Editorial Patria. Her philanthropic work has spread internationally through the writing of a children’s biography of “Eglantyne Jebb: A life dedicated to children”, who was a forerunner of children’s rights and founder of Save the Children. This work has been translated into more than 10 languages and was presented on the 20th of November 2019 at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva as part of the celebration of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. She won the national short story prize Escritoras MX, for her story “Dying of Love” (Morir de Amor), which was presented at the FIL in Guadalajara 2019. Instagram: monica.rojas.rubin  Twitter: @RojasEscritora

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