Bolivia

Monica VELÁSQUEZ

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VELÁSQUEZ
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Monica
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Spanish

Monica VELÁSQUEZ (poet, essayist, literary critic, Bolivia; born in La Paz, 1972) is a rising young writer whose latest book of poetry Tres nombres para un lugar ('Three Names for a Place') has garnered excellent reviews. Her book reviews, which run in major local newspapers, have a wide following.

Giovanna RIVERO

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RIVERO
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Giovanna
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Giovanna RIVERO (fiction writer, journalist; b. 1972, Bolivia) teaches semiotics and scriptwriting at the Private University of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, her alma mater. She has published four short story collections: Naming the Echo (1994), The Beasts (1997), The Owner of our Dreams (2002) and To Feel the Dark (2002). The Beasts won the 1997 Santa Cruz Municipal Prize for Literature.

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Juan Carlos ORIHUELA

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ORIHUELA
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Juan Carlos
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Bolivia

Juan Carlos ORIHUELA is a professor and director of the Bolivian National University Institute for the Study of the Humanities. His works have received international recognition: in 1991 he received the first prize in radio playwriting granted by the Westdeutscher Rundfunk Koln (WDR) of Germany; his work was later broadcast in Spanish, German, and Flemish. Among his other honors are the first prize at the national Franz Tamayo poetry competition in 1988. He is the author of five literary works, primarily poetry, with a new collection in progress. Dr.

Adolfo Franco CÁRDENAS

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Cárdenas
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Adolfo Franco
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Bolivia

Luis ANTEZANA

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Antezana
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Luis
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Bolivia
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