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Everardo Torrez

EVERARDO TORREZ was born in Michoacán, Mexico in 1972 and grew up on a sugar-beet farm in South Central Idaho. After graduating from Minico High School in 1990, he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Creative Writing from the University of Southern California in 1996 and a Master
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J.L. Torres

J.L. TORRES was born in Cayey, Puerto Rico, a town in the center of the island recognized as the birthplace of several writers.  He grew up in the South Bronx and received all of his formal education in the United States, then returned to the island to find “roots” and material
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Virgil Suarez

VIRGIL SUÁREZ, the only son of a pattern-cutter and piecemeal seamstress working the sweatshops, was born in Havana, Cuba in 1962 and raised in the United States since 1974. Suárez is the holder of an MFA in Creative Writing (1987) from Louisiana State University where he studied
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Rosario Sanmiguel

ROSARIO SANMIGUEL, a native of Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua, Mexico, is the author of a novel, Árboles o apuntes de viaje (PuenteLibre Editores, 2006), and a collection of stories, Callejón Sucre y otros relatos (Ediciones del Azar, 1994), which was published in a bilingual
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René Saldaña, Jr.

RENÉ SALDAÑA, JR. grew up in Nuevo Peñitas in deep South Texas, a stone’s throw from the Rio Grande. He didn’t know it then, but the humdrum of his everyday life would become fodder for his semi-autobiographical novel for young readers, The Jumping Tree (Delacorte, 2001). The
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Arturo Rosales

DR. ARTURO ROSALES was born in Fresno, California when his Arizona-based family was working there temporarily in agriculture.  They returned to Arizona when he was one year old.  Moreover, his ancestry goes back to the Tubac area before Mexico became independent from Spain –
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Christina Rodriguez

Born to multicultural parents overseas, CHRISTINA RODRIGUEZ grew up as a military “brat” and loved to read, draw, and paint.  A good book and her art supplies were always on hand as she moved from place to place.  Christina excelled in her studies and later attended the Rhode
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Tomás Rivera

TOMÁS RIVERA (1935-1984) was born to a family of migrant farm workers in the South Texas town of Crystal City. In spite of moving constantly to work the crops, Rivera managed to graduate from high school. He went on to obtain a degree in English from Southwest Texas State
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Carmen Rivera

  Carmen S. Rivera is an associate professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages at Wingate University, where she teaches Spanish language and literature and Latino literature.  Born and educated in Puerto Rico, she received a Ph.D. in Comparative
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Beatriz Rivera

BEATRIZ RIVERA cleverly conveys the experience of the Latina woman attempting to reconcile her heritage and her existence within the greater construct of the American society in her short stories and novels.  Rivera’s characters draw from their distinctive backgrounds to forge a
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