Key West Literary Seminar
"SPIRIT OF PLACE: American Literary Landscapes"

January 10-13, 2002

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Panelist - Dagoberto Gilb

Dagoberto Gilb
Dagoberto Gilb

Photo by Marion Ettlinger

DAGOBERTO GILB fits in the a small but growing category of Latino writers that write primarily in English. In 1992 he won a National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellowship; in 1993 he received the Whiting Writer's Award; and in 1995 he was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship. The Magic of Blood won the 1994 PEN/Hemingway Award and The Last Known Residence of Mickey Acuña was named "Notable Book of the Year" by the New York Times Book Review. In the mid-1970s, he was a construction worker, and then for twelve years a journeyman high-rise carpenter. He now teaches in the Master of Fine Arts program at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas and has been a visiting writer at the universities of Texas, Arizona, and Wyoming. He is also a contributor to National Public Radio's "Fresh Air" program.

Bibliography:
Woodcuts of Women, 2001
The Last Known Residence of Mickey Acuna, 1995
The Magic of Blood, 1993
Winners on the Pass Line, 1985


Web Site:
www.mostlyfiction.com/west/gilb.htm

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