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From The New Yorker: “Cañón’s strong and simple writing, which is touched by humor and magic realism, never falters.”


Background Information

Born, raised and educated in Colombia,JAMES CAÑÓN moved to New York to study English and later earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. His stories have appeared in numerous literary journals, and have been anthologized in Bésame Mucho, (Painted Leaf Press), and Virgins, Guerrillas & Locas, (Cleis Press). His debut novel, Tales from the Town of Widows & Chronicles from the Land of Men, has been published in thirteen countries. He is currently at work on his second novel. He lives in Queens, New York.

Accomplishments

Honors and awards for Cañón's writing have come from the NYFA, the Henfield Foundation, the Queens Council on the Arts, and the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts. He has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Blue Mountain Center and the Millay Colony.

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James Cañón is a writer who focuses on issues concerning women, gender, religion and politics. His first novel has been translated into six languages and released in thirteen countries.



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