Marytza K. Rubio

Longlist, 2022 National Book Awards

Marytza K. Rubio is a writer from Santa Ana, California. She has an MFA in Creative Writing: Latin America from Queens University of Charlotte and is the founder of Makara Center for the Arts, a nonprofit library in her hometown.
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Maria, Maria & Other Stories

book cover for Marytza K. Rubio, Maria, Maria & Other Stories
ISBN 9781324090540 Liveright / W. W. Norton & Company

Set against the tropics and megacities of the Americas, Maria, Maria takes inspiration from wild creatures, tarot, and the porous borders between life and death. Motivated by love and its inverse, grief, the characters who inhabit these stories negotiate boldly with nature to cast their desired ends. More about this book >

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Marytza K. Rubio

Marytza K. Rubio debut story collection Maria, Maria & Other Stories was Longlisted for the National Book Award. She lives in Santa Ana and is the Vice President of Community & Culture at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

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