American people of Peruvian descent
Daniel Alarcon is an author who lives in Oakland, California, where he is the Distinguished Visiting Writer at Mills College.
Daniel Alarcons work has been published in The New Yorker, ''Harper's, Virginia Quarterly Reviewand elsewhere, and anthologized in Best American Non-Required Reading 2004 and 2005. His non-fiction has appeared in Salon.com and Eyeshot, and he is Associate Editor of the Peruvian magazine Etiqueta Negra. He edited a portfolio for the magazine A Public Space'' on the writing of Peru. He is a former Fulbright Scholar to Peru.
Alarcon, a native of Peru, was raised, from the age of 3, in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. and is an alumnus of Indian Springs School in Shelby County, Alabama. He was selected for the Telluride Association Summer Program, and later earned a bachelors degree in anthropology from Columbia University and a masters from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He has studied in Ghana and taught in New York City.
"What kind of Latino am I?"
Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize
International Literature Award
"Between the Lost and the Found: Daniel Alarcon and his novel of the disappeared"
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