Marytza K. Rubio

Longlist, 2022 National Book Awards

Marytza Rubio has an MFA in Creative Writing: Latin America from Queens University of Charlotte and was a Bread Loaf scholar. She is the founder of Makara Center for the Arts, a nonprofit library in her hometown of Santa Ana, California.
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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 Rubio has an MFA in Creative Writing: Latin America from Queens University of Charlotte and was a Bread Loaf scholar. She is the founder of Makara Center for the Arts, a nonprofit library in her hometown of Santa Ana, California. Maria, Maria & Other Stories is her debut collection of short stories.

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