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Julio Ortega (Peru, 1942) is numbered among the most profound contemporary critics of Latin American literature. Formerly a professor at the University of Texas at Austin and Brandeis University, he has taught Latin American literature at Brown University since 1989. His poetry, fiction, and drama have received prizes in Lima, Madrid, Paris and Mallorca. His creative work has been translated into English, French, Italian, German, and Russian, as well as Quechua and Farsi. His fiction includes La mesa del padre (1995), Ayacucho, Good Bye (1994), and Canto de hablar materno (1992). His work has appeared in Antaeus, London Magazine, The Michigan Review, The Boston Globe Magazine, Agni, among other journals. His literary criticism includes Poetics of Change: The New Latin American Narrative (1986), Garcia Márquez and the Powers of Fiction (1988), and Arte de innovar (1994). With Carlos Fuentes, he edited The Picador Book of Latin American Short Stories (1998) and The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories (2005). His most recent book is Trans-atlantic Translations: Dialogues in Latin American Literature (London, 2006).

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