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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.

  • Manoel de Barros (1916-2014) is the author of more than twenty collections of poetry, and has received Brazil's highest honors for literature, including the Jabuti Prize, the Nestle Poetry Prize, and the Ministry of Culture's Cecilia Meireles Prize.

  • 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.

  • Rossella Di Paolo (Lima, 1960) studied Literature at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and has published the poetry collections Prueba de galera (1985), Continuidad de los cuadros (1988), Piel alzada (1993), Tablillas de San Lázaro (2001), and La silla en el mar, which won the “Luces” Prize awarded by the Peruvian daily El Comercio for 2016 Best Book of Poetry. Her poetry has appeared in a variety of anthologies of Peruvian and Latin American poetry. In 2020, she won the Casa de la Literatura Peruana Prize and was distinguished as a Personalidad Meritoria de la Cultura (Admirable Cultural Personality) by the Peruvian Ministry of Culture.

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    Antonio Díaz Oliva (ADO) is a writer born in Temuco (Chile) and living in Chicago. He is the author of the non-fiction book Piedra Roja: El mito del Woodstock chileno, the novel La soga de los muertos, the short story collections La experiencia formativa, La experiencia deformativa, and Las Experiencias, as well as the editor of the anthologies 20/40 and Estados Hispanos de América: Nueva Narrativa Latinoamericana Made in USA, in which he brings together authors who write in Spanish and live in the United States such as Valeria Luiselli, Rodrigo Hasbún, and Carlos Yushimito, among several others. He received the Roberto Bolaño Young Writers Award and the National Book Award from the National Book Council of Chile, and he was chosen by the FIL-Guadalajara as one of the most outstanding Latin American writers born during the 80s. His journalism and essays have been published in Rolling Stone, Gatopardo, Letras Libres, and El Malpensante. Find him on his personal website, Instagram, and Twitter.

  • 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 Malcolm Dixon is co-founder, lead translator, and Managing Editor of Latin American Literature Today. He has translated the novels Immigration: The Contest by Carlos Gámez Pérez and There Are Not So Many Stars by Isaí Moreno (Katakana Editores), as well as the verse collection Intensive Care by Arturo Gutiérrez Plaza (Alliteratïon). He also works as a community interpreter in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a 2020-2021 Tulsa Artist Fellow.

  • 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).

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    Christopher Domínguez Michael (Mexico City, 1962) is one of today’s best-known Hispano-American literary critics. He is the biographer of Fray Servando Teresa de Mier (Premio Xavier Villaurrutia, 2004) and of Octavio Paz (Octavio Paz dans son siècle, Gallimard, 2014), and has written essential anthologies and histories of Mexican literature. Also a critic of world literature, he earned the Premio de la Crítica in Santiago de Chile for La sabiduría sin promesa: Vida y letras del siglo XX (2009). His work has been translated to English, French, and Portuguese. He has been a visiting professor at the Sorbonne, the University of Chicago, and Columbia University. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2006, joined Mexico’s Colegio Nacional in 2017, and since 2019 has served as Editor-in-Chief of Letras Libres.

  • 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). 

  • Manuel Durán (b. 1925, Barcelona) is an emeritus professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Yale University and a longtime editorial board member of World Literature Today. After publishing an essay on Spanish and Spanish American writers in the “Nobel Prize Symposium” issue of Books Abroad (Winter 1967), the Swedish Academy invited him to take part in a symposium in Stockholm in September 1967.

  • Kristin Dykstra is the principal translator of Reina María Rodríguez’s The Winter Garden Photograph (UDP, 2019), and, with Kent Johnson, she is co-editor of Amanda Berenguer’s Materia Prima (UDP, 2018). She is the translator of Cubanology, a book of days by Omar Pérez (Station Hill Press), and Other Letters to Milena, a mixed-genre book by Reina María Rodríguez published by University of Alabama Press, which has also published her translations of Cuban authors Juan Carlos Flores, Angel Escobar, and Marcelo Morales. She is guest editor of a dossier dedicated to Flores (1962 – 2016) in The Chicago Review. The recipient of an NEA Literary Translation Fellowship, Dykstra won the inaugural Gulf Coast Prize for Literary Translation.


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