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Liliana Colanzi


Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature

Liliana Colanzi's research focuses on popular genres in modern and contemporary Latin American literature (science fiction, horror, the fantastic); she also teaches creative writing workshops. She has edited La desobediencia, antología de ensayo feminista (2019) and is the co-editor of the volume Latin American Speculative Fiction (Paradoxa, 2018, with Debra A. Castillo). She is co-editing the volume Horror and the Supernatural in Latin America, published in 2022 by Hispanic Issues. She is the publisher of the independent literary press Dum Dum Editora in Bolivia. As a writer, she has published the short-story books Vacaciones permanentes (2010) and Nuestro mundo muerto (Our Dead World, Dalkey Archive Press, 2017). In 2022, her short story collection, Ustedes brillan en lo oscuro was shortlisted for the Ribera del Duero prize for the best unpublished short story collection in Latin America and Spain. In 2015 she won the Aura Estrada literary award (Mexico). The Hay Festival Cartagena included her among the best Latin American writers under 40 (Bogota39, 2017). Nuestro mundo muerto has been translated into five languages.

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