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.

7 October 2022

Did you know that kiwis are originally from China?

Furry on the outside, sweet and tangy on the inside. For many the image of a kiwi fruit evokes the country of New Zealand, yet its […]
16 September 2022

Did you know about China’s Baoshan arabica coffee?

Yunnan Province is the main coffee producing area in China, and Baoshan City in the same province began to grow coffee in the 1950s. Baoshan arabica […]
30 August 2022

Did you know of the Cangshan garlic variety?

The story of the Cangshan Garlic, also called “Hu” or “Hu garlic”, starts centuries ago, having been cultivated for over 1,900 years in the Lanling County (former Cangshan […]
9 August 2022

Did you know the secrets of the Shanxi Aged Vinegar?

Vinegar, the most common condiment in Chinese people’s daily diet, is an indispensable item on the dinner table of almost every household, used in cooking stir-fried […]
12 July 2022

Did you know of these varieties of Chinese tea?

The EU and China reached an agreement on Geographical Indications which entered into force on 1 March 2021. It is China’s first bilateral comprehensive and high-level […]
21 April 2021

Xixia: home to the best Chinese mushrooms

The county of Xixia in China is found in the deep Funiu Mountain area, located in the Henan Province. Spanning an area of 3,454 square kilometres, […]