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  • Marcelo Damonte was born in Montevideo in 1967. He is the author of two novels, Bosque de aliens and Bifrost. The latter received special mention in the 2013 Juan Carlos Onetti Prize. Damonte has also been recognized for his poetry and short fiction, which both have won awards in Uruguay, and his essays, which have received honors in Cuba. He is the editor of the literary journal Tenso Diagonal. He teaches literature at Consejo de Formación en Educación in Uruguay. 

  • Robert Con Davis-Undiano, Executive Director of the World Literature Today organization, oversees Chinese Literature TodayWorld Literature Today in Chinese, and Latin American Literature Today. He is director of the Latinx Studies Program at the University of Oklahoma. His most recent book, Mestizos Come Home!  Making and Claiming Mexican American Identity (2017), received the 2017 International Latino Book Award.

  • Reinaldo de Fernández was born in Sinamaica, Municipio Guajira, Edo Zulia, Venezuela on December 16, 2000. He is the first Venezuelan poet born in the new millenium to publish a literary work, with his verse collection Crepúsculo Guajiro [Guajiro twilight]. He has published in the digital journal miNatura, in two editions of the journal Tinta Libre, on the digital platform El Ágora Cultural, and monthly in the “Nieto de Juya” section of the journal Culturisima. He began his career at age fourteen as a presenter on important radio stations. Reinaldo has won several literary prizes and also engages in activism in support of indigenous peoples.

  • Lucía de Leone earned her doctorate in Letters from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and is a researcher of the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. She is a professor of Literary Theory and Analysis in the Letters course of the Universidad de Buenos Aires and in the "Writing Arts" course of the Universidad Nacional de las Artes. She is the co-editor of the book Escrito en el viento. Lecturas sobre Sara Gallardo (Buenos Aires, FFyL, UBA, 2013), and she prepared and introduced editions of Almafuerte and El libro humilde y doliente by Salvadora Medina Onrubia (Córdoba, Buena Vista, 2014). She also introduced and compiled the edition of Sara Gallardo's Macaneos. Las columnas de Confirmado (1967-1972) (Buenos Aires, Ediciones Winograd, 2015), and Los oficios (Buenos Aires, Editorial Excursiones, 2018). She has given classes and seminars on Argentine and Latin American literature at UNSAM, UNLu, and the Department of Philosophy and Letters of UBA. She has published many articles in specialized books and academic journals, in Argentina and elsewhere.

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    Victoria de Stefano was born in Rimini, Italy in 1940. She emigrated to Venezuela in 1946. In 1962, she earend a degree from the School of Philosophy of the Central University of Venezuela. She taught at the School of Philosophy, then gave courses on Aesthetics and Theory of Dramatic Structures in the School of Art. Her books include El desolvido (Ediciones Bárbara, 1970; Mondadori, 2006), La noche llama a la noche (Monte Ávila, 1985; Mondadori, 2008), El lugar del escritor (Caracas, 1992; Mexico, 1993; Caracas, 2010), Cabo de vida (Caracas, 1994; Caracas, 2017), Historias de la marcha a pie (Todtmann, 1997; Mérida, 2005; Alfaguara, 2013), Lluvia (Candaya, 2006), Pedir demasiado (Bigotecca, 2004), La refiguración del viaje (Mérida, 2005), Paleografías (Alfaguara, 2010), Diarios 1988-1989 (Caracas, 2016), Baudelaire, Poesía y Modernidad (EBUC, 1984; Equinoccio, 2006), Su vida (Bogotá, 2019), and Vamos, venimos (Seix Barral, Bogotá, 2020).

  • Fadir Delgado Acosta (Barranquilla, Colombia, 1982) is the author of the books La casa de Hierro and El último gesto del pez. Currently, she is studying for her Master’s Degree in Creative Writing at the Universidad Central de Bogotá. Her texts have been published in different literary journals, both nationally and internationally. She has received honors and recognitions like "Outstanding Young Writer in the Arts" in Barranquilla, and she took first place in poetry at the 6th Biennial of Novel Writers from the Coast, which took place in Barranquilla. She leads literary workshops and directs the Fundación Artística Casa de Hierro in Barranquilla.

  • Juliana Delgado Lopera is an award-winning Colombian writer and historian based in San Francisco. Delgado Lopera is the author of Quiéreme (Nomadic Press 2017) and the illustrated, bilingual oral history collection ¡Cuéntamelo! (Aunt Lute Books 2017), which won a 2018 Lambda Literary Award and a 2018 Independent Publisher Book Award. They are the recipient of the 2014 Jackson Literary Award, and have received fellowships from the Brush Creek Foundation of the Arts, Lambda Literary Foundation, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The SF Grotto, and an individual artist grant from the SF Arts Commission. Their work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in Eleven Eleven, Foglifter, Four Way Review, Broadly, and TimeOut Mag, among others. Delgado Lopera is formerly the creative director of RADAR Productions, a queer literary nonprofit in San Francisco.

  • Born in Salto, Uruguay, and raised on her family’s farm, Marosa di Giorgio (1932-2004) is one of the most prominent Uruguayan poets of the twentieth century. Di Giorgio began writing in her childhood and published her first book of poems at the age of twenty-two. She then went on to publish a total of fourteen books of poetry, three collections of short stories, and one novel. While some critics have categorized her as a surrealist, she herself denied membership in any literary movement or school. Although she was relatively unknown outside the Southern Cone during her lifetime, she is now becoming more and more widely read throughout Latin America and Europe.

  • Sebastián Diez C. (Chuquicamata, 1988) is a sociologist at the Universidad de Valparaíso. In 2013, he participated in the La Sebastiana poetry workshop organized by the Pablo Neruda Foundation. He received first prize in the young poetry contest organized by the same institution in 2014. His poems have appeared in the anthology Entrada en Materia (Ediciones Altazor) and in the journal Vox Horrísona of Valparaíso, which he also edits. His articles have been published in the online journal 49 escalones, in the blog Un libro al día, and in his webzine Los Logócratas. He currently participates in the creative workshop of Germán Carrasco and works as a bookseller in branch stores of Editorial Universitaria in Santiago de Chile.

  • Lisa Dillman translates from the Spanish and Catalan and teaches in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Emory University. She has translated more than twenty novels, including those of Sabina Berman, Andrés Barba and Yuri Herrera. Her translation of Herrera’s Signs Preceding the End of the World won the 2016 Best Translated Book Award. 

  • Arthur Dixon works as a translator and as Managing Editor of Latin American Literature Today. His translation of Andrés Felipe Solano’s “The Nameless Saints” (WLT, Sept. 2014) was nominated for a 2014 Pushcart Prize, and his most recent project is a book-length translation of Arturo Gutiérrez Plaza’s Cuidados intensivos (see WLT, Sept. 2016).

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    Arthur Dixon works as a translator and as Managing Editor of Latin American Literature Today. His translation of Andrés Felipe Solano’s “The Nameless Saints” (WLT, Sept. 2014) was nominated for a 2014 Pushcart Prize, and his most recent project is a book-length translation of Arturo Gutiérrez Plaza’s Cuidados intensivos (see WLT, Sept. 2016).

  • Israel Domínguez (b. 1973, Placetas, Villa Clara) is a poet and translator. His books of poetry include Hojas de Cal (2001), Collage: Mientras avanza mi carro de equipaje (2002), Sobre un fondo de arena (2004), Después de acompañar a William Jones (2006), and Viaje de regreso (2013).

  • A visual artist, journalist, and photographer, Claudia Donoso (1955) worked for years as a journalist for several important publications, including the magazines HoyApsi, and Paula, until retiring in 2007 to live in Catapilco, in the Fifth Region of Valparaíso. After interviewing unclassifiable literary figures such as Adolfo Couve, the poetess Stella Díaz Varín, and Enrique Lihn, her partner in the eighties from whom she says she learned everything about the genre, Donoso made incursions into prose with the book Insectario Amoroso (Sudamericana, 2004). Back in Santiago after over a decade of internal exile, Donoso, niece of the celebrated novelist José Donoso, displayed his collage works in April of last year.

  • Sabrina Duque is a journalist, chronicler and translator. She is the winner of the 2018 Michael Jacobs Scholarship for Travel Writing. She was shortlisted for the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Prize in 2015 in the category of written text with her piece "Vasco Pimentel, el oidor" [Vasco Pimentel, the judge]. She lived for four years in Lisbon, Portugal, where she wrote—among other topics—about snarling waiters, the inventor of the lobotomy, and the education of a future football star. She lived for two years in Brazil, where she has published texts on feminist animation, grandmothers in bikinis, and bankrupt millionaires. She now lives in Nicaragua. Her last book is VolcáNica (Debate/Penguin Random House). 


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