(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.
Latin America and the Caribbean