The Writer's Voice - Juan Alvarado Valdivia
From Jeff Layne
Juan Alvarado Valdivia is a Peruvian-American writer who was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and raised in Fremont, California. His first book, ¡Cancerlandia!: A Memoir, received an Honorable Mention for the 2016 International Latino Book Award, Best Biography in English. His short story collection, Ballad of a Slopsucker, was just recently published by the University of New Mexico Press in February 2019. Mr. Valdivia’s writing is authentic and displays the magical realism in many Latin American stories. Visit his website at http://www.juanalvaradovaldivia.com/ to learn more about him.
Recorded: September 26, 2019