Winter With the Writers

Mayra Santos-Febres

Poet, ficton writer, and essayist

Mayra Santos-Febres: Reading, On-Stage Interview, and Signing

Event Details

Winter With the Writers welcomed Mayra Santos-Febres to Rollins on February 27, 2013.

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Speaker Bio

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Mayra Santos-Febres was born in Carolina, PR. Poet, Ficton writer, and essayist her books of poetry include El orden escapado (Order Escaped), Tercer Mundo (Third World), and Boat People. She is an essayist and fiction writer, as well. As a short story writer she has won the Letras de Oro prize (USA, 1994), for her collection Pez de vidrio (Glass Fish), and in 2000, Grijalbo Mondadori in Spain published her first novel, Sirena Selena vestida de pena, which has been translated into English as Sirena Silena. Her other fiction titles include Cualquier miércoles soy tuya (Any Wednesday, I'm Yours) and Nuestra Señora de la Noche (Our Lady of the Night).

In 2005, Ediciones Callejón published her book of essays titled Sobre piel y papel (On Skin and Paper). Widely acclaimed in her native Puerto Rico, Santos-Febres has been visiting professor at Harvard University and Cornell University. She was selected as one of the 100 most influential Latina American women in 2010 by the Spanish newspaper El País and awarded a UNESCO medal the same year. She is currently tenured professor and director of the writing workshop at the University of Puerto Rico.