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.

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

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