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Keila Vall De La Ville

Venezuela / New York City


I’ m a Venezuelan a uthor based in NYC. My novel Los días animales (2016) received the International Latino Book Award s for Best Novel 2018. I have also published the short stories books Ana no duerme ( 2008 ) , finalist as Best Fiction Book in Concurso de Cuentos Monte Ávila Editores 2007; Ana no duerme y otros cuentos (2016 ); and the poetry book Viaje legado ( 2016) . As editor, I’ve compile d the American bilingual anthology Entre el aliento y el precipicio. Poéticas sobre la belleza / Between the Breath and the Abyss. Poetics on Beauty , that will see the light in 2019 in Spain. I have also edited 102 Poetas en Jamming (2014) and I’m c o-founder of the collective readings “Jamming Poético” (Caracas , Miami, Bogotá, NYC ). I work as c olumnist and collaborator in Venezuelan and US publications . BA in Anthropology (U niversidad Central de Venezuela ), MA in Political Science (Universidad Simón Bolívar), MFA in Creative Writing (NYU ), and MA in Hispanic Cultur al Studies (Columbia University ).