Mayra Santos-Febres

Puerto Rican Mayra Santos-Febres is the author of some 20 books of poetry, fiction, and literary criticism, including the novels Sirena Selena, which was a finalist for the Rómulo Gallegos International Novel Prize, Our Lady of the Night, Any Wednesday I’m Yours, and, most recently, La amante de Gardel. A Guggenheim fellow, she is the recipient of the Juan Rulfo prize for short story, and Puerto Rico’s National Literature Prize. Currently, Santos-Febres is a professor at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, where she directs the creative writing workshop and the Festival of the Word. In May it was announced that she will be a writer-in-residence at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center Residency Program in Italy.

  • Mayra Santos Febres
    All my life I've been told I should be afraid of women like her. But now I need her for thousands of reasons. I need to know what she knows. Know the people she knows. Get inside her. I need to see wi...


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