Gerardo Sámano Córdova

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Gerardo Sámano Córdova is a writer and artist from Mexico City. His first novel, Monstrilio, about a boy who transforms into a monster, a monster who tries to be a man, and the people who love him in every form he takes, debuts March 2023. Gerardo holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan. He has studied at Bread Loaf as a work/study scholar and at Tin House. His work has appeared in The Common, Ninth Letter, Passages North, Chicago Quarterly Review, and others. He’s also been known to draw little creatures.


Cover Photo: Photographs by Shefali Lincoln and via NASA/Unsplash
The Tremendous One

Pui touches his nose to confirm he’s still there. He’s alive and, surprisingly, grateful.