- The Rest Pavilion, Conjunctions:81
AMPARO DÁVILA (1928–2020) was one of Mexico’s masters of the short story. She won the Xavier Villaurrutia Prize for her collection Árboles petrificados in 1977, the Medalla Bellas Artes for her career’s work in 2015, and the Jorge Ibargüengoitia Prize in 2020. Her collected fiction and poetry is published by Fondo de Cultura Económica in Mexico, and her first collection in English was The Houseguest and Other Stories (New Directions). "The Rest Pavilion” was originally published in Cuentos reunidos, by Amparo Dávila, pp. 228-236. D. R. © 2009, Fondo de Cultura Económica Carretera Picacho Ajusco 227, 14110 Ciudad de México.