Mauricio Ruiz


Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

12 April 2021

Gloria Guevara: “We believe we are finally coming to the light at the end of the tunnel”

A year has gone by and the world has not recovered from the effects of the pandemic. Vaccination campaigns across the globe are underway and it […]
26 March 2021

This is how the Brussels Palace of Justice looks without scaffolding

In mid March it was reported that the scaffolding of the Brussels Palace of Justice would have to be replaced. The scaffolding, which has been in […]
4 March 2021

This 400 km cycling path takes you from Paris to Normandy

Do you enjoy cycling? Do you like to get lost in nature and admire the cultural heritage that France has to offer? If that’s the case, […]
2 March 2021

Discover the yellow city of Izamal in Mexico

Imagine a city within a city. Imagine walking amid the ruins of the Maya civilization, covered in lush vegetation, then you stop for a moment and […]
12 February 2021

Rio’s Carnival is cancelled: Here’s how to celebrate it online

In a ‘normal’ world, the largest street celebration would be starting today, February 12th. Cariocas and visitors alike, would be rushing to the streets to watch […]
10 February 2021

The 20 Best European Destinations to visit in 2021

For its 12th edition, the European Best Destinations competition collected a record of more than 600,000 votes from travelers scattered around the world: 192 countries in […]
28 January 2021

Which Camino de Santiago do you like best?

Many consider it a way of cleansing the soul, others see it as a journey on which there is no other option but to be confronted […]
23 January 2021

A new way to repurpose the Religious Heritage in Flanders

A blackbird lands on the branch of a pear tree and sings, the notes of its melody reaching the ears of a passerby on Boeveriestraat, perhaps […]
12 January 2021

10 Premieres you’ll want to watch at home in 2021

Confinement periods are being extended in different parts of the world, specially in Europe. Vaccination has started but it remains unclear how soon the safety measures […]
23 December 2020

10 books to buy as Christmas gifts this year

The Holiday Season is around the corner and the pace of our day-to-day responsibilities will hopefully start to slow down. We will have more time to […]
22 December 2020

Where is Santa Claus from?

An old man dressed in red rides a sleigh pulled by reindeer and delivers toys to children in their sleep. He enjoys climbing down chimneys and […]
22 December 2020

“I aspire to a more local and sustainable tourism in the years to come” – Delphine Houba

2020 will be a year many will want to forget. The shock to the economy and freedom of movement, the lack of face-to-face social interaction will […]
11 December 2020

10 Famous people from Belgium you should know about

Belgium might be a small country but for centuries it has been a crossroad of cultures, trade and intellectual exchange. It was also at the epicenter […]
4 December 2020

Multicultural Kazakhstan: A colorful tour of its multiple religions

The Alatau mountains sleep in the distance, their jagged profile cutting the cobalt blue sky in Eastern Kazakhstan. At the feet of these mountains, mares graze […]
26 November 2020

Argentina in mourning: Maradona dies of heart failure aged sixty

The man that many Argentinians called “Dios”, god in Spanish – sometimes written “D10S”, in reference to his jersey number, 10, in the Argentine national team […]
25 November 2020

How has the pandemic hit the cultural sector in Europe and beyond?

The stage is unlit. The wooden floor hasn’t been moped for weeks and a thin layer of dust is darkening the creases of the red curtains […]
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