Distant Neighbors: Twentieth-Century Mexican Literature

David Toscana (1961-   )

Tula Station


  • Born in 1961; currently resides in his hometown, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon in northern Mexico.


  • A relatively new writer, but hailed by various critics as heir to the magic realism and postmodern circuitousness of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and/or Carlos Fuentes.
  • Tula Station, his second novel, has been translated itno German, Greek, and Arabic, as well as English.
  • Participated in the International Writer's Workshop, University of Iowa, Iowa City.

Novels (* indicates availability in English translation)

Las bicicletas, 1992
*Estación Tula, 1995. Tr. as Tula Station by Patricia J. Duncan, 2000.
Historias del Lontananza, 1997.
Santa Maria del Circo, tr. as Our Lady of the Circus, Patricia J. Duncan, 2001.

Critical Sources and Reviews

  • Biographical and critical information in Contemporary Authors. Gale Literary Database (Contemporary Authors Online) can be accessed online through a subscribing library at www.galenet.com.
  • Some reviews of Tula Station:
    • New York Times, February 6, 2000 ("Novel First, Plot Later" by Patrick Markee, available in the New York Times Books Archive), p. 17
    • San Francisco Chronicle, February 13, 2000 ("Unraveling a Life Through Writing" by Oscar C, Villalon)
    • Booklist, Margaret Fklanagan, February 15, 2000, p. 1085
    • Library Journal, Mary Margaret Benson, March 5, 1993, p. 189
    • Publishers Weekly, December 13, 1999, p. 66

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