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  • Luisa Valenzuela (Argentina) is a fiction and short story writer. She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she currently lives. She has published thirty books; among the most recent are the novels El Mañana (Buenos Aires, 2010), Cuidado con el tigre (Buenos Aires, 2011), and La máscara sarda, el profundo secreto de Perón. Her text Novela negra con Argentinos was re-published by Fondo de Cultura Económica in 2016. Her published short story collections include Cambio de armas y otros cuentos políticos(Buenos Aires, 2015). Among her published essays are Cortázar-Fuentes, Entrecruzamientos, (Alfaguara, 2014); El Entusiasmo, Lección de Arte (Fineo, Mexico, 2014); and Diario de máscaras (Capital Intelectual, 2015).

    She has won numerous prizes and grants and been widely translated into various languages, and her stories and essays have been included in countless international anthologies. She is also a Doctora Honoris Causa at Knox College, Illinois, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Ciudadana Ilustre of the City of Buenos Aires, and President of the Argentine PEN Center.



  • Keila Vall de la Ville is a New York based Venezuelan author. Author of the novel Los días animales (OT, 2016) shortlisted as Best Novel by International Latino Book Award 2018. Author of the short stories books Ana no duerme (Monte Avila Editores, 2007), Ana no duerme y otros cuentos (Sudaquia, 2016); and the poetry book Viaje legado (Bid&Co, 2016). Editor of the American bilingual anthology Entre el aliento y el precipicio. Poéticas sobre la belleza / Between the Breath and the Abyss. Poetics on Beauty (Amargord, in press), and co-editor of 102 Poetas en Jamming (OT, 2014). Co-founder of the movement “Jamming Poético” (2011 to present, Caracas; 2017 to present, NYC). Columnist of “Nota al Margen” for Papel literario, literature section of the Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional; and “The Flash”, for the New York Magazine Viceversa. Included in several continental and european anthologies. BA in Anthropology (Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas), MA in Political Science (Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas), MFA in Creative Writing (NYU, New York), and MA in Hispanic Cultural Studies (Columbia University, New York). 


  • Ania Varez (Caracas, 1991) is an artist and poet residing in Bristol, United Kingdom. She earned her degree in Arts from the London Contemporary Dance School (2015). Her work has been displayed at the Robert Howard Theatre (London), the Galería Nacional de Arte (Caracas), the Bolívar Hall of the Embassy of Venezuela (London), and recently as part of her participation in the artistic residence Tree Tree Tree Person II in Taiwan. Her first verse collection, No es la línea ni el segundo [It’s neither the line nor the second], was published in 2012.

     



  • Iliana Vargas was born on April 18, 1978 in Mexico City. She studied Spanish Language and Literatures at UNAM, where she participated in the Literatura Fantástica program coordinated by Ana María Morales, and where she also co-organized the Multidisciplinary Conference on the Fantastic in 2001. She has worked in various areas of the editorial world and has given workshops in several Escuelas Normales in Mexico. She has collaborated with literary and cultural publications like Asfáltica, Axxón (Argentina), Blanco Móvil, Cartón Piedra (Ecuador),  Gaceta Cariátide. Brevedades literarias, Entremaresmagazine, Grietas. Pasquín Literario, Laberinto. Suplemento Cultural de Milenio Diario, La Hoja de Arena, La Rabia del Axólotl, Moria, Revista Cronopio. Ideas Libres y Diversas (Colombia), Página Salmón, Penumbria, Periplo (Spain), Punto de Partida, Registro, Revista eSpiral, Suplemento Tachas, Tierra Adentro and Vozed. Her work has been included in anthologies like Bella y brutal urbe. Narradores nacidos en la Ciudad de México de 1970 a 1989 (Édgar Omar Avilés, Editorial Resistencia, 2013), Penumbria. Año I. Antología de cuento fantástico (Miguel Antonio Lupián Soto, Ediciones Penumbria / KGB, 2013), Hic Svnt Dracones (Rodolfo J.M., Tierra Adentro, 2014), Emergencias. Cuentos mexicanos de jóvenes talentos (Alberto Chimal, Lectorum, 2015), La tienda de los sueños. Un siglo de cuento fantástico mexicano (Alberto Chimal, Ediciones SM, 2016), Latinoamérica en breve (Sergio Gaut vel Hartman, UAM, 2016), Territorio ficción. Antología de cuento joven (Alfredo Carrera y Víctor Solorio Reyes, SEP, 2017), Cuentistas de Tierra Adentro 2007-2017 (Secretaría de Cultura, 2017) and Lados B. Narrativa de alto riesgo (Mauricio Bares, Nitro/Press, 2018), among others.



  • Iris Mónica Vargas grew up in Barrio Bajuras, Puerto Rico. She has published two volumes of poetry, La última caricia and El libro azul, and received a PEN International Puerto Rico Award for the latter. She has been a translator for Science@NASA and a science writer whose column Ciencia Boricua, for El Nuevo Día, was awarded Best New Column of the Year. She formally trained as a physicist at Universidad de Puerto Rico and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, holds a master’s degree in science writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), and is currently studying medicine at Saint James School of Medicine. Her poetry, essays and, short stories have been published in Letralia, Otro Lunes, Isla Negra, Letras Salvajes, and Revista Fábula, among others.



  • Andrea Vargas Sánchez was born in Santiago de Chile in 1994. She earned her degree in Letters with a minor in Hispanic Linguistics and Literature from the Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile and in 2018 she enrolled in the Extended Course in Indigenous Linguistics and Cultures of the Cátedra Indígena of the Universidad de Chile. She has participated in several research projects related to popular and indigenous in Chile and Latin America. She is currently a researcher-in-training at the Centro de Estudios Interculturales e Indígenas (CIIR) while she earns her postgraduate degree in Latin American Studies from the Universidad de Chile. She is the author of the book El Mañío. Un barrio con 50 años de historia (2017).


  • Johanny Vázquez Paz is the author of Sagrada familia (winner of the International Latino Book Award, 2015), Querido voyeur, and Streetwise Poems/Poemas callejeros. She won first prize in the poetry category at the Consenso Short Story and Poetry Contest of Northeastern Illinois University, and second prize in the short story category. She coedited the anthology Between the Heart and the Land/Entre el corazón y la tierra: Latina Poets in the Midwest and her work has been included in the anthologies City of the Big Shoulders, Ejército de rosas, En la 18 a la 1, and The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century, among others. She currently teaches at Harold Washington College in Chicago, Illinois. 


  • José J. Veiga (1915-1999) was born on February 2, 1915 in Corumbá de Goiás. He moved to Rio de Janeiro, where he studied at the Faculdade Nacional de Direito. He was a commentator for the BBC in London, and he worked as a journalist for O Globo and Tribuna da Imprensa among other publications. At the age of 44, he began publishing literature with Os cavalinhos de Platiplanto. His books were translated in several countries, including Portugal, Spain, the United States, and England, and he was awarded the Machado de Assis Prize by the Academia Brasileira de Letras for his body of work. He died on September 19, 1999.


  • Carlos Velázquez was born in Torreón, Mexico in 1978. He reached international renown in 2010 with his collection of short stories La marrana negra de la literatura rosa [The black swine of pink literature] and in 2015 his work was included in the anthology Mexico20, a celebration of Mexico’s twenty most influential young writers. 



  • Adam Versényi is Chair and Professor of Dramaturgy in the Department of Dramatic Art at the University of North Carolina and Senior Dramaturg for PlayMakers Repertory Company.  A theatre scholar, dramaturg, critic, translator, and director, he has written widely on Latin American theatre, U.S. Latino/a theatre, dramaturgy, theatre production, and theatrical translation.  He is the founder and editor of The Mercurian: A Theatrical Translation Review. He has translated plays by Argentines Agustín Cuzzani and Griselda Gambaro, Mexican Sabina Berman, and is currently working on a translation of La dramaturgia del espacio, Griffero’s book of aesthetic theory.



  • Itamar Vieira Junior was born in Salvador, Bahia, in 1979. He is a writer and holds a doctorate in Ethnic and African Studies. He is the author of A oração do carrasco [The executioner's prayer] (2017), a collection of short stories that was selected as a finalist of the Prêmio Jabuti de Literatura. His stories have been translated and published in literary journals in France and the USA. His most recent novel, Torto Arado [Crooked plow], was awarded the prestigious Prêmio LeYa in 2018.  



  • Carlos Villacorta Gonzales is a writer and Associate Professor of Latin American Literature at the University of Maine. He has published the novel Alicia, esto es el capitalismo (2014) and four books of poetry, most recently Materia Oscura (2017) and Ciudad Satélite (2007). He co-edited the anthologies Cuentos de Ida y Vuelta: 17 narradores peruanos en Estados Unidos (2019) and Los relojes se han roto: Antología de poesía peruana de los noventa (2005). His short fiction and poetry have been translated into English and French. In 2018, he published the nonfiction book Poéticas de la ciudad: Lima en la poesía peruana.



  • Born in Mexico in 1978, Nadia Villafuerte is the author of two collections of short stories, Barcos en Houston (Ships in Houston) and ¿Te gusta el látex, cielo? (Do you like latex, Honey?), and the novel Por el lado salvaje (On the wild side).


  • Juan Pablo Villalobos was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1973. He studied marketing and Spanish literature before working as a market researcher and writing travel stories and literary and film criticism. He has researched topics as diverse as the influence of the avant-garde on the work of César Aira and the flexibility of pipelines for electrical installations. His books include his Guardian First Book Award-shortlisted debut Down the Rabbit Hole, as well as Quesadillas and I’ll Sell You a Dog. He is married with two Mexican-Brazilian-Italian-Catalan children. I Don’t Expect Anyone to Believe Me is his fourth novel.



  • Gabriel Villarroel holds a PhD in Spanish Literature from Georgetown University. He has worked as a journalist for radio and print magazines in topics regarding music and film. He received an honorable mention in both the Short Story National Award: Cámara de Comercio de Montería-El Túnel (2010), and the VI Short Story National Award: La Cueva (2018). He is currently working on his first novel. 



  • Juan Villoro’s journalistic and literary work has been recognized with such international prizes as the Herralde de Novela, Premio Xavier Villaurrutia, Rey de España, Ciudad de Barcelona, and Vázquez Montalbán de Periodismo Deportivo, and Antonin Artaud. He has been a professor of literature at UNAM, Yale, and la Universidad Pompeu Fabra de Barcelona. He is a columnist for the newspapers Reforma and El Periódico de Catalunya.



  • Juan Villoro (Mexico City, 1956) is a writer and journalist. His journalistic and literary work has been recognized with international prizes including the Herralde Novel Prize, the Xavier Villarrutia Prize, the King of Spain Prize, the City of Barcelona Prize, the Vázquez Montalbán Prize for Sports Journalism, and the Antonin Artaud Prize. Juan Villoro is also the director of the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism, and he was a member of the governing council of the Gabriel García Márquez Prize for Journalism, awarded annually in Medellín, Colombia. He has worked as a professor of literature at UNAM, Yale, and the Universidad Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He is a columnist in the publications Reforma and El Periódico de Catalunya. He lives between Mexico and Spain.


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