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. More about this author >
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 >
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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