Daniel Alarcón

2007 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Fiction

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Daniel Alarcón is the author of the story collection War by Candlelight, a finalist for the 2005 PEN-Hemingway Award, and Lost City Radio, named a Best Novel of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, among others, and winner of the 2009 International Literature Prize given by the House of World Culture in Berlin. He is Associate Editor of Etiqueta Negra, an award-winning quarterly published in his native Lima, Peru, Contributing Editor to Granta, and was recently named one of The New Yorker’s 20 under Forty. His fiction, journalism and translations have appeared in A Public Space, El País, McSweeney’s, n+1, and Harper’s. Alarcón lives in Oakland, California, where he is a Visiting Scholar at the UC Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies.

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