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Author of best-seller, award winning novel Paradise and self-translation El paraiso, a nomadic, enthusiastic complainer with two hobbies, working and worrying.


Background Information

A refugee from Franco's Spain in France, an exile in Chile, an immigrant in the US., presently a nomad living in Boston, Key West, Paris and Madrid, I have seen a lot; war, detention camps, poverty, tragedy, and also triumph born from optimism and stubborn perseverance.

As a kid I read international children’s literature, such as Babar. In high school I read mostly contemporary Spanish, Chilean and Latin-American literature. Later I read international authors, mostly US, French and German in Spanish translation. I majored in Spanish and Latin-American literature. Much later I started reading in English, including many of the books I had originally read in Spanish. Beckett and Nabokov were an inspiration, and so I decided to self-translate my work, written in English, into Spanish. There are too many authors that I feel have influenced me to list them.

 

Accomplishments

Finalist for the National Book Award, winner of El Mercurio Book of the Year, winner of Phoebe award, finalist for other awards, Venezuelan Simon Bolivar medal, NDEA, Harvard, AAUW fellowships



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