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Patricia Engel


Patricia Engel

Patricia Engel is the author of THE VEINS OF THE OCEAN, winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize; IT'S NOT LOVE, IT'S JUST PARIS, winner of the International Latino Book Award; and VIDA, a finalist for the Pen/Hemingway and Young Lions Fiction Awards, New York Times Notable Book, and winner of Colombia’s national book award, the Premio Biblioteca de Narrativa Colombiana. She is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her stories appear in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories and elsewhere. Born to Colombian parents, Patricia teaches creative writing at the University of Miami.

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Patricia Engel

Books by Patricia Engel

by Patricia Engel - Fiction

For readers of Valeria Luiselli and Edwidge Danticat, INFINITE COUNTRY is an urgent and lyrical novel about a Colombian family fractured by deportation, offering an intimate perspective on an experience that so many have endured --- and are enduring right now.