|About the Book|
Carbadillo was a Mexican writer who earned particular renown as a playwright. He belonged to the group of writers known as the Generación de los 50, alongside such figures as Sergio Magaña, Luisa Josefina Hernández, Rosario Castellanos, Jaime Sabines, and Sergio Galindo. He studied English literature and earned a masters degree in literature from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).As a playwright his first work was Rosalba y los Llaveros, which premiered at Palacio de Bellas Artes in 1950, directed by well-known poet and stage director Salvador Novo. This was followed by a huge number of plays, including Un pequeño día de ira (1961), which earned him the Casa de las Américas Prize.On 16 March 2007, Carbadillo and his partner of 20 years, Héctor Herrera, were among the first couples to apply for a civil union following the enactment of the Federal Districts 2006 Ley de Sociedad de Convivencia.Carbadillo died of a heart attack on 11 February 2008 in Xalapa. Two days later, Governor of Veracruz Fidel Herrera Beltrán ordered a day of mourning in the state and announced that the Theatre of the State and one of the state literary prizes would be renamed after him.