SILVIO SIRIAS is the author of Meet Me under the Ceiba (Arte Público Press, 2009) and Bernardo and the Virgin (Northwestern University Press, 2007). He has written and edited several books on Latino/a literature, including Julia Alvarez: A Critical Companion (Greenwood Press, 2001) and Conversations with Rudolfo Anaya (University Press of Mississippi, 1998). He received his doctorate in Spanish from the University of Arizona and worked as a professor of Spanish and US Latino/a literature for several years before returning to live in Nicaragua in 1999. He currently lives in Panama.
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