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    Marta Lynch (Argentina) (1925-1985) Marta Lynch was born Marta Lía Frigerio in Buenos Aires in 1929. She published seven novels and nine collections of short prose. Her first novel, La alfombra roja (The Red Carpet)(1962), won the Fabril Prize and was instantly popular. La señora Ordóñez (Mrs. Ordóñez) (1967), was just as successful and was eventually adapted for television […]
    • Date: 1925
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    Manuel del Cabral (Dominican Republic) (1907-1999) Manuel del Cabral was born in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic in 1907. He is the author of close to thirty-five books, the majority of which are poetry collections such as Trópico negro (Black Tropics) (1941), Compadre Mon (Godfather Mon) (1943), and Los huéspedes secretos (The Secret Guests) (1950). He also published the novel, […]
    • Date: 1907
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    Juan José Arévalo Bermejo (Guatemala) (1904-1990) Guatemala´s first democratically elected president Juan José Arévalo Bermejo was born in Taxisco in 1904. He is also known for his writings, especially Viajar es vivir (To Travel Is to Live ) (1933), La adolescencia como evasión y retorno (Adolescence as Flight and Return) (1941), Escritos políticos (Political Writings) (1945), Guatemala, la democracia y el […]
    • Date: 1904
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    Enrique Larreta (Argentina) (1873-1961) Enrique Larreta was born in Buenos Aires in 1875. He is the author of several novels including La gloria de don Ramiro: una vida en tiempos de Felipe II (The Glory of Don Ramiro: A Life in the Times of Phillip II) (1908) and Zogoibi (The Unfortunate One) (1926). He wrote nearly ten plays including […]
    • Date: 1873
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    Jon Juaristi (Spain) (1951-) Jon Juaristi was born in Bilbao, Spain in 1951. He is the author of nine collections of poetry, including Diario del poeta recién cansado (Diary of the Newly Weary Poet) (1986), Suma de varia intención (Sum of Varied Intention) (1987), and Mediodía (Midday) (1993). He has published numerous essays, including El bucle melancólico: historias de […]
    • Date: 1951
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    Juan Bruce-Novoa (U.S. Latino) (1944–2010) Juan Bruce-Novoa Juan Bruce-Novoa was born in San José, Costa Rica in 1944 and raised in the United States. He is the author of several books, including the poetry collection Inocencia perversa/Perverse Innocence (1976), the novel Only the Good Times (1995), and the book of short stories Manuscrito de origen (Manuscript of Origin) (1995). He […]
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    Maryse Condé (Guadeloupe) (1937-) Maryse Condé Maryse Condé was born in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe in 1937. She is the author of over ten novels, including Sègou (2 volumes, 1984-85), Moi, Tituba, sorcière …Noire de Salem (I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem) (1986), and Traversée de la mangrove (Crossing the Mangrove) (1992). She has also written several plays, books of short […]
    • Date: 1937
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    Óscar Hermes Villordo (Argentina) (1928 – 1994) Óscar Hermes Villordo was born in Argentina in 1928. He is the author of four poetry collections, including Poemas de la calle (Poetry of the Street) (1953), Teníamos la luz (We Had Light) (1962) and Memoria del olvido (Memory of the Forgotten) (1962). As a novelist he wrote books such as La brasa en la […]
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    Raul Bopp (Brazil) (1898-1984) Raul Bopp was born in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in 1898. He was a diplomat and a poet. His most well-known work Cobra Norato (1931) was based on his travels around the Amazon and represents the nationalistic tendencies that characterized Brazilian modernism. His book is considered one of the most important works […]
    • Date: 1898
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    Léon Gontran Damas (French Guiana) (1912-1978) Léon Gontran Damas Léon Gontran Damas was born in Cayenne, French Guiana in 1912. He is the author of six collections of poetry, including Pigments (1937) and Névralgies (Neuralgias) (1966), and one collection of short stories, Veillées noires (Black Wakes) (1943). He also published three books of essays, including the ethnological study, Retour de Guyane […]
    • Date: 1912
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    Zee Edgell (Belize) (1940-) Zee Edgell Zee Edgell was born in Belize City in 1940. She is the author of four novels including Beka Lamb (1982), In Times Like These (1991), and Time and the River (2007). Her short story, “My Uncle Theophilus” was published in The Caribbean Writer in 1998. Edgell was awarded the Fawcett Society Book Prize […]
    • Date: 1940
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    Sebastián Salazar Bondy (Peru) (1924-1965) Sebastián Salazar Bondy was born in Lima, Peru in 1924. He wrote fourteen works, and is known for his poetry collections, including Confidencia en alta voz (Secrets Aloud) (1960), Cuadernillo de oriente (Booklet of Orient) (1963), and El tacto de la araña (The Spider’s Tact) (1965). He also wrote noteworthy theatrical volumes, including Comedias y […]
    • Date: 1924
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    Manuel Moreno Fraginals (Cuba) (1920-2001) Manuel Moreno Fraginals was born in Havana in 1920. He authored or edited more than ten books including El ingenio: el complejo económico social cubano del azúcar published in 1964 which was translated into English in 1976 as The Sugar Mill: The Socioeconomic Complex of Sugar in Cuba. Moreno Fraginals received the Sociedad Colombista Panamericana […]
    • Date: 1920
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    José Luis Appleyard (Paraguay) (1927 – 1998) José Luis Appleyard was born in Asunción, Paraguay in 1927. He is the author of eight poetry collections, including Entonces era siempre (Then Was Always, 1963), Las palabras secretas (The Secret Words) (1988), and Cenizas de la vida (Ashes of Life, 1997). He also wrote short story collections, plays, novels and monologues. Desde el tiempo […]
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    John Hearne (Jamaica) (1926-1994) John Hearne was born in Montreal, Canada in 1926 to Jamaican parents. The family moved back to Jamaica two years later. Hearne wrote ten novels, including Voices under the Window (1954), Land of the Living (1961), and The Sure Salvation (1981). Three of his novels, all thrillers, were coauthored with Morris Cargill and published under […]
    • Date: 1926
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    Gloria Guardia (Venezuela) (1940-) Gloria Guardia was born in San Cristóbal, Venezuela in 1940. Though raised and educated abroad, as an adult she opted, like her parents, for Panamanian and Nicaraguan citizenship. She is the author of several novels, including El último juego (The Final Game) (1977), Libertad en llamas (Freedom in Flames) (1999), and El jardín de las […]
    • Date: 1940
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    Jorge Arbeleche (Uruguay) (1943–) Jorge Arbeleche Jorge Arbeleche was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1943. He is the author of numerous poetry collections, among them Sangre de la luz (Light-blood, 1968), Los instantes (The instants, 1970), Alta noche (High night, 1979) and Casa de la piedra negra (House of the black rock, 1983), and more recently, La sagrada familia […]
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    Pedro Juan Soto (Puerto Rico) (1928 – 2002) Pedro Juan Soto was born in Cataño, Puerto Rico in 1928. A novelist, journalist, short-story writer and dramatist, he is the author of more than ten books, including the novels Usmaíl (1959), Ardiente suelo, fría estación (Hot Land, Cold Season, 1961), El francotirador (The Sniper) (1969), Un oscuro pueblo sonriente (A Dark, Smiling People) (1982), […]
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    Paulo Estevão de Berredo Carneiro (Brazil) (1901-1982) Paulo Carneiro was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1901. He was a biochemist, scientific writer, diplomat, and member of the Brazil Academy of Letters. His works include various scientific and critical writings in addition to several essays, scientific papers, presentations, articles, lectures and books, such as Introdução à historia cultural e científica da humanidade […]
    • Date: 1901
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    Álvaro Mutis (Colombia) (1923-2013) Álvaro Mutis was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1923. He was raised in Belgium, and returned to his native country as an adult. He is the author of eight collections of poetry, including Los elementos del desastre (The Elements of the Disaster) (1953) and Los trabajos perdidos (Lost Endeavors) (1965). He also published ten novels, […]
    • Date: 1923
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    Philippe Thoby-Marcelin (Haití) (1904-1975) Philippe Thoby-Marcelin was born in Port-au-Prince in 1904. He was a poet, novelist, journalist, art critic, and politician during the course of his life. Before moving permanently to the United States, he collaborated on several magazines and newspapers in Haiti (among them Le Matin, Le Nouvelliste, Haiti Journal, Le Petit Impartial, and The Native Journal) […]
    • Date: 1904
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    Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (Portugal) (1919-2004) Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen was born in Oporto, Portugal in 1919. She is the author of thirteen books of poetry including O nome das coisas (The Name of Things) (1977), Geografia (Geography) (1967), and Ilhas (Islands) (1989). Aside of her poetry, she wrote collections of short stories, essay volumes, plays, and children’s books. She […]
    • Date: 1919
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    Carlos Samayoa Chinchilla (Guatemala) (1898-1973) Carlos Samayoa Chinchilla was born in Guatemala City in 1898. He is the author of four memoirs, including El dictador y yo (The Dictator and I) (1950) and El Quetzal no es rojo (The Quetzal Is Not Red) (1956). He also wrote the short story collection Madre Milpa (Mother Milpa) (1934), a compilation of regional […]
    • Date: 1898
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    Alicia de Colombí-Monguió (Argentina) (1943-) Alicia de Colombí-Monguió was born in Buenos Aires Argentina in 1943. She is the author of three poetry collections including El aguardante (The One Who Awaits) (1970), Ser al sesgo y otras imitaciones (Being on the Bias and Other Imitations) (1981) y 31 sonetos (31 Sonnets) (1982). She is also the author of numerous books of literary criticism like De amor y poesía en la España medieval: prólogo […]
    • Date: 1943
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    Enrique Gómez Correa (Chile) (1915-1995) Erique Gómez Correa was born in Talca, Chile in 1915. He is the author of more than twenty books of poetry, essays, and drama. His books of poetry include Las hijas de la memoria (The Daughters of Memory) (1940), Cataclismo en los ojos (Cataclysm in the Eyes) (1942) and El espectro de René Magritte (The […]
    • Date: 1915