Garro, Elena

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Garro, Elena Gender: F
Elena Delifina Garro Navarro
born on 11 December 1916 at 21:44 (= 9:44 PM )
Place Puebla (Puebla), Mexico, 19n03, 98w10
Timezone LMT m98w10 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 19°50' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 19°08 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 19°25'

Elena Garro
photo: CITRU Documentación, license cc-by-sa-4.0


Mexican screenwriter, journalist, dramaturg, short story writer, and novelist. She has been described as the initiator of the Magical Realism movement, though she rejected this affiliation. She is a recipient of the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize.

While living in Mexico City she met Octavio Paz whom she married in 1937. They had one daughter, Laura Helena Paz Garro. Most of her works have been produced abroad, and many were printed many years after she had written them. Elena Garro and Octavio Paz divorced in 1959. She lived in Madrid and Europe before returning to Cuernavaca, Mexico, where she died on 23 August 1998 at age 81.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • spouse relationship with Paz, Octavio (born 31 March 1914). Notes: 1937-1959


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided original birth registry entry from Puebla state archives (no. 72): "a las 9 nueve y 44 cuarenta y cuatro minutos de la noche" (at nine forty-four at night).

Previously this entry had 9:44 AM with Eduardo Castellanos quoting an extract from the birth registry entry [1].


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (22 years with Octavio Paz)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Octavio Paz, writer)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novels, short stories)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Screenwriter, dramaturg)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award ("Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz")