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Lina Meruane

Lina Meruane (1970) is a Chilean writer living in New York City since 2000. Her works in fiction include a collection of short stories Las Infantas (1998) and the novels Póstuma (2000), Cercada (2000), Fruta Podrida (2007) and Sangre en el Ojo (2012, Seeing Red, Deep Vellum 2016). She has authored the play Un Lugar donde Caerse Muerta/Not a Leg to Stand On, premiered in the USA in 2012 under the direction of Martín Balmaceda. She has also published three essay-books: Viajes virales (2012, Viral voyages, Palgrave 2014), Contra los hijos (2014)  and Volverse Palestina (2014), which received the 2014 Chilean-Arab Cultural Institute Award. She has also been awarded literary prizes such as Calamo (Spain, 2015), Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Novel Prize (México 2012), and Anna Seghers (Germany 2011), and received writing grants from the Guggenheim Foundation (US 2004), the National Endowment for the Arts (US 2010), and DAAD Artists-in-Berlin (Germany 2017). She currently teaches Latin American Cultures and Creative Writing at New York University.

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