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Author of MEXICAN GOTHIC, UNTAMED SHORE, GODS OF JADE & SHADOW. I'm at https://t.co/PtO5PFdPRa

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Gothic imagery. Dragonwyck (1946). https://t.co/R4exg3SbPC
Retweeted by Silvia Moreno-GarciaBoo! Horror knows no season, so check some of The Lineups best horror of the year, including MEXICAN GOTHIC. https://t.co/vUUXI3ot0i
Retweeted by Silvia Moreno-GarciaI finished reading Mexican Gothic today. It’s the kind of book that makes me want to meet the author @silviamg . I’… https://t.co/XLpPxlZ0lD
Retweeted by Silvia Moreno-GarciaMEXICAN GOTHIC is recommended by Buzz Feed as a book to gift for the holidays. If you read it and liked it, please… https://t.co/WnKtqIvJxHGothic imagery. Dragonwyck (1946). https://t.co/R4exg3SbPCEscape to a house high in the mountains, where secrets dwell. "It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, a… https://t.co/IIWi7FI4yl
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12/4
2020
@sylviamarah Two years is good turn around but you could be looking at faster or slower releases depending on anyth… https://t.co/x87PsBhZoN @sylviamarah Depends on many things. Do you already have a finished book or did you sell on proposal? Did you edito… https://t.co/AEvfWm5iWjEven when writers deliver stuff on time, stuff happens and is not a perfect assembly line of book done and 6 months… https://t.co/n6rUfdVQoC“Palmyre” evening dress by Dior, 1952-1953, via Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris. Owned and… https://t.co/HWGjjsWSwU
Retweeted by Silvia Moreno-GarciaBeing a writer is a game of 'when will i be paid.'Boo! Horror knows no season, so check some of The Lineups best horror of the year, including MEXICAN GOTHIC. https://t.co/vUUXI3ot0iTrees connect with each other through subterranean networks of fungi. The actual science that inspired MEXICAN GOTH… https://t.co/sERBbFTuZDHere's an interview I did recently, if you like that sort of stuff. https://t.co/sNWhwqxfG6Gothic imagery. Secret Beyond the Door (1947). https://t.co/1f93I7bmLW
Retweeted by Silvia Moreno-GarciaDaily Double! ⁦@silviamg⁩ MEXICAN GOTHIC and ⁦@grady_hendrix⁩ SOUTHERN BOOK CLUB’S GUIDE TO VAMPIRES have been lis… https://t.co/U3fYHJE6BI
Retweeted by Silvia Moreno-GarciaOver at @lineupweekly, I gathered up 15 of the best horror novels of 2020. There wasn’t a whole lot of good in 2020… https://t.co/Q4NgrlZYug
Retweeted by Silvia Moreno-Garcia @DesSantorinaiou Yes. Though I admit I like Far From the Madding Crowd much more.Gothic imagery. Secret Beyond the Door (1947). https://t.co/1f93I7bmLWThis light pinky peach dress covered in ruched bows and with full crinoline-supported skirt epitomizes the early 18… https://t.co/rRmjOvufv2
Retweeted by Silvia Moreno-Garcia @wickedmilkhotel Paradoxically several classic noirs do a similar thing, where the prose is cut to the bone but man… https://t.co/o0LCqABnxiPolis published my noir UNTAMED SHORE this year. They sell a wide variety of crime novels, including John Vercher's… https://t.co/3qQ6EXuiZf @wickedmilkhotel I adored Wide Sargasso Sea, though! And it's such a slim book. Which is the same thing that amazes… https://t.co/uvXjdic8EO @wickedmilkhotel Cool! Oh, that's the other thing. I read about the dude's life, it was very interesting. Kind of l… https://t.co/4ElQKZzRjH @wickedmilkhotel I had read my parents old books. Plenty of Asimov and some Martian Chronicles and Poe, mythology b… https://t.co/9N2zz5IF8X @wickedmilkhotel Similar thing. I had already read quite a bit of pulp fiction by the time I read Flaubert. It swit… https://t.co/oNIPD6KiN2 @ZephonSacriel Was it assigned to you? @schanoes It was pretty good. Although now that I think about it, the Sartre must have come later. But I'm sure we… https://t.co/ZDnMe0T5woYes, Mexican school was much more rigorous than what I see ppl taking in American high schools. I also took Latin.… https://t.co/dptiYgtnMMAnd yeah, I read a lot of other stuff including classic SF (and found Lovecraft that way and went on a horror binge… https://t.co/o3nuxFe7ZzToday's #ootd is this really elegant 1950s Norman Norell cocktail dress. Norell was known for his timeless creation… https://t.co/qopZB0VegH
Retweeted by Silvia Moreno-GarciaFor a brief second I thought this might be a Charles James dress but in actual fact it is by Hardy Aimes, who with… https://t.co/AytfND0aDA
Retweeted by Silvia Moreno-GarciaTor has a list of horror books for the holidays. Includes MEXICAN GOTHIC, Ring Shout, Flyaway, The Southern Book Cl… https://t.co/bZryPnfsvx
Retweeted by Silvia Moreno-GarciaIn The Old Dark House a group of people are forced to spend the night in the titular house due to a storm. One of t… https://t.co/qfDKpy3P40
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12/3
2020
Goodbye, lil magazine! December marks the final issue I edited for THE DARK. Work by Ebuka Prince Okoroafo, Jessica… https://t.co/kpayFtJZIn
Retweeted by Silvia Moreno-GarciaI really like this cover. https://t.co/tEbCvJb2p1Tor has a list of horror books for the holidays. Includes MEXICAN GOTHIC, Ring Shout, Flyaway, The Southern Book Cl… https://t.co/bZryPnfsvxOh hello there @silviamg's MEXICAN GOTHIC and @micaiah_johnson's THE SPACE BETWEEN WORLDS on @BookRiot's list of th… https://t.co/33phsRy3YE
Retweeted by Silvia Moreno-GarciaGoodbye, lil magazine! December marks the final issue I edited for THE DARK. Work by Ebuka Prince Okoroafo, Jessica… https://t.co/kpayFtJZInWe're so excited to see @silviamg's MEXICAN GOTHIC on @NewYorker's best books of 2020 list! https://t.co/LFecqsM1Oe
Retweeted by Silvia Moreno-GarciaI might be 50 pages in but I’m pretty sure I loved @silviamg MEXICAN GOTHIC after the first 50 words! Such a beauti… https://t.co/Ros8X1K2aN
Retweeted by Silvia Moreno-GarciaSome nice posing here. https://t.co/fGXjoIfK5YCat People proving again that you can be in the middle of a horror story and dress sharply. https://t.co/5Jeznl2dc1#happydecember1st everyone! Only one month to go!!! And to start off the month, I have this 1950s icy blue Charles… https://t.co/z7SpyI1AT0
Retweeted by Silvia Moreno-GarciaIn The Old Dark House a group of people are forced to spend the night in the titular house due to a storm. One of t… https://t.co/qfDKpy3P40Artist Joseph Caraud created romantic scenes of 18th Cent life. He often reused the same costumes, making slight al… https://t.co/cNnA8gR3MX
Retweeted by Silvia Moreno-GarciaReminder that MEXICAN GOTHIC is on sale for $5 today via online retailers, including Amazon (… https://t.co/A8kBUqAhgZ
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12/2
2020
Good, good. https://t.co/IjXxpKsoi7Strange Horizons and guest editor Libia Brenda (@tuitlibiesco) bring you our Mexican SF special issue! It's triling… https://t.co/jYEWIblc4I
Retweeted by Silvia Moreno-GarciaAn evening gown with long train of the Art Nouveau period of 1890-1910. In private collection. #fashionhistory https://t.co/ZAbkyYy5RB
Retweeted by Silvia Moreno-Garcia @jeffvandermeer @IndrapramitDas Yup. But if that was the reason why someone called it 'boring lit' (cause it didn't… https://t.co/7zHNLJ0DJv @IndrapramitDas @jeffvandermeer We originally also had Piranesi but WaPo moved that to another section (not SFF) pr… https://t.co/LmrwlHUpZ4 @IndrapramitDas @jeffvandermeer There's definitely no cross over in some arenas. We did our top 5 SFF for The WaPo… https://t.co/sKF6xN7UkHTattooing 'as seen in The New Yorker' on my arm, brb.Achievement unlocked: The New Yorker says MEXICAN GOTHIC is one of the best books of the year. @awfulagent https://t.co/QCnhnslnvJ
Retweeted by Silvia Moreno-GarciaI was excited to share with @Goodreads my 10 favorite crime fiction books of 2020 (including @elizabethlittle &… https://t.co/pKWs7AMfIX
Retweeted by Silvia Moreno-GarciaReminder that MEXICAN GOTHIC is on sale for $5 today via online retailers, including Amazon (… https://t.co/A8kBUqAhgZ @DesSantorinaiou It was one of the best Gothics I read for research and I was a bit surprised how obscure it was in… https://t.co/dDFY4LsFQR @gilldaniels @DavidOBowles I saw that around the same time I saw someone say that the characters in 100 Years of So… https://t.co/WGhBqRKx8c @DavidOBowles It's right there with 'relatable' as a concept that should not be as powerful as it is. @DavidOBowles I saw it with someone saying the people in Wuthering Heights are not likeable therefore it's a bad bo… https://t.co/ZD0r7ZfgNm @DesSantorinaiou Movie or book?The most pernicious idea people have about books is that the characters should always be likeable. That eliminates… https://t.co/UbzATi3iei @themorganglass @annmayhew Yep. I wrote the description for it for NPR's Best of 2020 and also included it in my be… https://t.co/x8N325BIHS*waves to @blacklionking73* Look, you're at the top of the list. https://t.co/EBLqxnhKxoPunched myself in the nose earlier while making the bed so that's pretty much the whole of my 2020 in a tweet, how is yours going
Retweeted by Silvia Moreno-GarciaBut otherwise some of the proposed curriculum swaps (more Rick Riordan or Stephanie Meyer) are really not a huge cultural reckoning.During the beginning of covid, when I had to teach my kids for a bit, I did end up defaulting to classic stories ju… https://t.co/hIXwEhquxYIt's not obscure at all. It's already consumed by young ppl and not exactly barred from classrooms.I saw someone say let people read Rick Riordan instead of Catcher in the Rye, but my son, who doesn't read fiction,… https://t.co/7stDHGasZZA lot of the proposed solutions of give young ppl what they want to read would mean give ppl what's popular by defa… https://t.co/Q929V41rKXAnd I definitely think this could replace a book such as Robinson Crusoe in any school curriculum. But the problem… https://t.co/bnV0VUbDeXActually, this is great example for people who think lit fic is only about boring, bad marriages. I've read several… https://t.co/GO1BqN4MW1 @Unudurti The Inhabited Island. Teen crash lands on alien planet. The new edition by Chicago Press. https://t.co/xWZJfZ3CQgPeople tend to say 'lit' is about people who are having affairs with their students. But what I read this year that… https://t.co/uQv2yhyOr3Dior's 1955 “Écarlate” (scarlet) dress is the perfect classic cocktail look for the holiday season. Originally crea… https://t.co/S0jJc8WORG
Retweeted by Silvia Moreno-GarciaAnd as I've said before, literary fiction is where most of the translated output can be found. So you're discountin… https://t.co/dsVqSmooHo @TheLincoln @bhvide And it's also the kind of book you can still teach with a queer eye towards it and you're not i… https://t.co/gaJrnkUq8J @TheLincoln @bhvide I didn't read it for years and then I saw a Moby Dick tweet bot, became interested in it and tu… https://t.co/ZuJ4kGpOOvAchievement unlocked: The New Yorker says MEXICAN GOTHIC is one of the best books of the year. @awfulagent https://t.co/QCnhnslnvJMEXICAN GOTHIC is on sale for the Kindle for $5. This offer won't last so get it now. It might also be discounted t… https://t.co/gydkAvg55E
Retweeted by Silvia Moreno-GarciaWell, well, well, well, well. . . @silviamg's MEXICAN GOTHIC is in NPR's best of the year! It's also satisfying t… https://t.co/bajCFBo8GP
Retweeted by Silvia Moreno-Garcia @benjanun_s Perhaps. However, HP was promoted and widely shared, not hidden away. So they were not rebelling, but d… https://t.co/9fBXPkNCR3 @benjanun_s My theory is that everyone wants to read easier stuff at any point in their life (teachers aside). For… https://t.co/e7JuzE36I5 @benjanun_s I haven't bumped into too many undergrad classes that are entirely classic based in university. Unless… https://t.co/bay1P5zelL @benjanun_s The problem is people tend to think the problem are the books picked, but it's more how literature is t… https://t.co/WBQ8v6LTGO @benjanun_s Yeah, but the replacement canon, so to speak, wouldn't be as different or incisive as people think it w… https://t.co/mAmfbMSArx @benjanun_s Oh, reading canon works doesn't produce good writers. The idea is that it would produce good *readers.*… https://t.co/Lkuz0Pbc7C @benjanun_s since most people's careers is *not* literature they're just going to zoom through anything you assign… https://t.co/DUqjiu90YB @benjanun_s 4. Most teachers are not going to devote the care and time a true literature course requires, but even… https://t.co/KuZByqU1O3 @benjanun_s The problem with most schools (and this is also true in college) is: 1. Students want to do other stuff… https://t.co/1Uw60DoE62 @benjanun_s Ready Player Two, despite people making fun of it, is selling very well. Again. One would imagine it as… https://t.co/zuTxZI4FbH @benjanun_s The new Twilight book has Book Scanned 1,126,687 copies as of this day. It's one of the biggest books o… https://t.co/cbD8uU17L9 @benjanun_s Yeah, but Naomi is correct that the proposed solutions are not particularly transgressive or even new.… https://t.co/fUaxrdNgHI @NMamatas Yep. I think what nobody wants to admit is that whether you are talking classics or contemporaries the vi… https://t.co/aIilKG8IAA @Into_the_Never You can find some pretty cheap classics, even in hardcover: https://t.co/uaIDMWRe4E Wuthering Heigh… https://t.co/kSui6YaKbQ @Into_the_Never The Scarlet Letter is $5 with Dover editions. A recent book dealing with adultery, such as Monogamy… https://t.co/ndqtvKP5Ka @LA_Knight89 Can't be any harder or more expensive than finding 25 copies of a YA that came last year if people were to read that instead. @isanchezprado @DavidOBowles Yeah. I shopped at the bargain Gandhi tables. You could get fairly decent stuff. Even… https://t.co/evyVfBc2G5 @isanchezprado @DavidOBowles Of course, even the combi drivers were literate. They read una de vaqueros or Condorit… https://t.co/nsKfaPl2Gf
12/1
2020

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