Venezuela / New York City
Manuscript Seminar in Spanish
I’m a Venezuelan author based in NYC. My novel Los días animales (2016) received the International Latino Book Awards 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 compiled 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 co-founder of the collective readings “Jamming Poético” (Caracas, Miami, Bogotá, NYC). I work as columnist and collaborator in Venezuelan and US publications. BA in Anthropology (Universidad Central de Venezuela), MA in Political Science (Universidad Simón Bolívar), MFA in Creative Writing (NYU), and MA in Hispanic Cultural Studies (Columbia University).