is an assistant professor of Spanish at Loyola University in New Orleans. His scholarly work spans several fields including Central American and Caribbean literatures, cultural studies, popular culture, and gay and lesbian studies. His previous publications are the novella “Si trina la canaria” (1999) and four short story collections entitled Ese día de los temblores (1985), El atardecer de los niños (1990), Larga vida al deseo (1996) and Lejos, tan lejos (2004) for which he received the 2005 Ancora national award in Costa Rica. His novel El gato de sí mismo will come out in November 2005. Quesada is currently completing a book on Central American detective fiction.
Latin America and the Caribbean