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Authors/Contributors

Chile

Lina Meruane

Lina Meruane is an award-winning Chilean writer and scholar teaching at New York University. Since 1998, she has authored a short-story collection, a play and five novels. Sangre en el...

Catalina Mena

Catalina Mena Larraín is a journalist, critic, and curator. She is the author of a wide range of reporting projects and interviews for Chilean print media. She has been editor of the...

Alia Trabucco Zerán

Alia Trabucco Zerán was born in Chile in 1983. She was awarded a Fulbright scholarship for her MFA in Creative Writing at New York University and she holds a PhD in Spanish and Latin...

Eduardo Plaza

Eduardo Plaza is a journalist and writer born in Chile in 1982. He has been a finalist for several Chilean literary prizes. In 2017, he was selected as one of the Hay Festival's 39 best Latin...

Bruno Lloret

Bruno Lloret was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1990. Nancy (Editorial Cuneta, 2015) is his debut novel and is forthcoming in English by Giramondo. In 2018, he published his second...

Alejandro Zambra

Alejandro Zambra is the author of My Documents, Not to Read, Multiple Choice, Ways of Going Home, The Private Lives of Trees, and Bonsai. His books have...

Nona Fernández

Actress and writer Nona Fernández was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1971. Her books include the story collection El Cielo (2000) and the novels Mapocho (2002), Av. 10...

Soledad Marambio

Soledad Marambio is a writer and translator from Santiago, Chile. She is the author of En la Noche los Pájaros (La Calabaza del Diablo) and Chintungo (Edicola Ediciones), just published in...

Diego Zúñiga

Diego Zúñiga (born 1987) is a Chilean author and journalist. He is the au­thor of two novels and the recipient of the Juegos Literarios Gabriela Mistral Prize and the Chilean...

José Ignacio Valenzuela

José Ignacio Valenzuela is a prominent and prolific Chilean writer who has been featured in film, literature, television, and theater. His work includes almost twenty books published in...

Jorge Baradit

Jorge Baradit (Valparaíso, 1969) is a writer of fantastic literature from Chile.  He is the author of the following novels Ygdrasil, Synco, Kalfukura, and Lluscuma and the graphic...

Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda (1904–73), one of the most renowned poets of the twentieth century, was born in Farral, Chile. He shared the World Peace Prize with Paul Robeson and Pablo Picasso in 1950,...

Carlos Franz

Carlos Franz (1959) is the author of four prize-winning and internationally celebrated novels, as well as many short stories, essays and articles for Latin American and Spanish newspapers and...

Pablo A. Castro

Pablo A. Castro (Chile, 1974) is a political scientist and writer whose works have been published in magazines, newspapers, fanzines, and anthologies in Chile, Argentina, Spain, France, and the...

Raúl Zurita

Raúl Zurita (Santiago, Chile, 1950) studied civil engineering at the Universidad Santa María de Valparaíso. In 1979, with other artists, he helped organize CADA (Colectivo...

Gonzalo Martinez

Gonzalo Martinez was born in Chile in 1961. His work has been published in a wide range of media, from independent comic magazines to newspapers doing comics, illustrations and comic strips. His...

Alberto Fuguet

Born in Santiago de Chile, Alberto Fuguet spent his early childhood in California. He is one of the most prominent Latin American authors of his generation and one of the leaders of the literary...

Manuel Silva Acevedo

Manuel Silva Acevedo was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1942. His books of poems include: Perturbaciones (1967), Lobos y ovejas (1976), Mester de Bastardía (1977), Monte de Venus (1979),...

Roberto Bolaño

Born in Santiago, Chile, Roberto Bolaño (1953-2003) moved to Mexico City with his family in 1968. He went back to Chile in 1973, just a month before Pinochet seized power, and was...

Oscar Hahn

Since the 1977 publication of Arte de Morir, his first full-length collection of poems, Oscar Hahn (b. 1938, Chile) has been recognized as a major poet. In a lengthy essay the important Chilean...

Juan Emar

Juan Emar was the pen name of Álvaro Yáñez Bianchi (1893-1964). He was the son of an influential politician and diplomat, and he lived intermittently between Santiago and...

Cecilia Vicuña

Cecilia Vicuña, an artist and poet from Chile, lives in New York and performs her work widely. Her latest book is Instan (Kelsey St. Press, 2002).
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