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Fritz Glockner studied History at the Universidad Autónoma in Puebla, Mexico, and has been an editor, a bookseller, and a promoter of culture and reading. In addition to teaching at various universities in both Mexico and the United States, he has published the following books: Un pueblo en campaña (1995), a journalistic chronicle of the 1994 Presidential campaign of Cuahetemoc Cárdenas; Veinte de cobre (1996), a novel centering on the armed movements in Mexico, a topic that has been little studied; Cementerio de papel (2004), a novel about the declassified documents of the Mexican secret police, and El barco de la ilusión (2006), a biographical novel about the Mexican comic actor Germán Valdéz, Tin-Tan. His last two novels have been made into movies. Glockner has also written for a variety of newspapers and magazines in both Mexico and Spain.