Giovanna RIVERO

Giovanna RIVERO
  • Americas
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Americas
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • South America
  • Bolivia
  • Americas
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • South America
  • Americas
Spanish

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. Her short fiction has been anthologized in Antología del Cuento Feminino Boliviano (1997), Antología del Cuento Erótico Boliviano (2000), Voces de la Otra Orilla (2000), and The Fat Man from La Paz: Contemporary Fiction from Bolivia (2000). In 1993 she received her first two literary awards; her 1995 essay, Latinoamérica: Pequeña Hermana Tierra, was selected for the Youth World Forum in Jerusalem. Her most recent work is The Chameleons (2002), an erotic novel. Ms. Rivero is a regular contributor to local and national newspapers. She is participating courtesy of the University of Iowa.

Happening Now

  • Behind the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature, shared by novelists Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke, are translators--one key among them Jennifer CROFT, translator from the Polish, the Ukrainian, and the Spanish. Congratulations!

  • "Resisting English": at NYRB, Adam Kirsch reviews three decades of the translated work of the Japanese novelist and essayist Minae MIZUMURA (IWP '03).

  • Just out in Beirut, the intriguingly titled ['Laughter as Destructive History'] by the Iraqi poet, translator, and editor Soheil NAJM (IWP '07).

  • Death is Hard Work, the fifth title of the Syrian novelist Khaled KHALIFA (IWP '07), published by FSG in Leri Price's translation, is on the long list of the 2019 National Book Awards, in the Translated Literature category.

  • In the travel journal Off Assignment,  journalist and novelist Milagros SOCORRO (Venezuela, IWP '12) recalls a snowy day in Iowa City, and one woman's special gesture.

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