• Americas
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Costa Rica

Uriel QUESADA 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.

Happening Now

  • To mark PEN International’s centennial, Words Without Borders has published a sampler of works by writers committed to freedom of expression. Algerian novelist and scholar Med MAGANI is among them.

  • A fall harvest of book reviews coming in: of The Others by Sarah BLAU (translated from the Hebrew by Daniella Zamir); of LO Yi-Chin’s Farewell, translated from the Chinese by Jeremy TIANG; of Véronique TADJO’s In the Company of Men

  • A fascinating interview with IWP’s Senior Advisor, professor Peter Nazareth, retired from UI’s English Department in spring 2021, after nearly five decades of teaching.

  • Word reaches us that poet HU Xudong  胡续冬, who also taught comparative and world literatures at Peking University (Beida), specializing in Latin American literatures, passed away unexpectedly. RIP, Hu Xudong…

  • We note with sadness the passing of Hiroshi SAKAGAMI 坂上 弘, whose long novelistic career garnered him major literary and cultural honors. A former president of the Japan Writers’ Association, he was until his retirement also the director of Keio University Press.

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