Centre for the Study of Hispanic Exile

Tomás Segovia [1927—]

Date of Birth: 21 May 1927 Valencia

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Writer and translator taken to Mexico as a child.

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1929 Valencia
Sent to Valencia after his father's death, where he is brought up by his uncle and aunt.
1935 Madrid
Starts primary school at the Lycée Français in Madrid.
1938 Bordeaux
Leaves Spain with his family. They first go to France.
1939 Casablanca
He and his family move to Casablanca, then set off to America.
1940 Mexico D. F.
Arrives in Mexico.
1940 Mexico D. F.
Settles in Mexico City, where he attends the Academia Hispano-Mexicana.
1945 Mexico D. F.
Studies Medicine at the Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM).
1947–1951 Mexico D. F.
Gives up Medicine in favour of "Letras" at the UNAM.
1948–1954 Mexico D. F.
Works as a teacher for the Institut Français d' Amérique Latine and the Alliance Française and becomes a translator for the Fondo de Cultura Económica (FCE).
1948–1954 Mexico D. F.
Teaches French at the Intitut Français d' Amérique Latine.
1953 Marries the writer Inés Arredondo.
1957–1960 Mexico D. F.
Works as a publisher for the Universidad Nacional de México.
1959–1969 Mexico D. F.
Director of the journal Revista Mexicana de Literatura.
1961–1962 Mexico D. F.
Appointed 'Director de difusión cultural' at the UNAM.
1962–1963 Paris
New York
Thanks to a grant from the Farfield Foundation, travels to New York, Paris and Rome.
1963–1966 Montevideo
Moves to Uruguay. Works as a translator.
1965 Mexico D. F.
Divorces his wife.
1965–1966 Paris
Works for several publishing companies.
1965–1966 Paris
Stays in Paris, where he translates works into French for several publishing houses.
1970–1984 Mexico D. F.
Works for the Colegio de México as a professor.
1972 Mexico D. F.
Appointed chief editor of the journal Plural.
1985 San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Settles in Madrid.
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Palabra virtual
Selection of poems by Tomás Segovia, read by himself.
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