Eduardo Halfon

Eduardo Halfon was born in Guatemala City, moved to the United States at the age of 10, went to school in South Florida, studied industrial engineering at North Carolina State University, and then returned to Guatemala to teach literature for eight years at Universidad Francisco Marroquín. He is the author of 14 books published in Spanish and three novels published in English: Mourning; Monastery, longlisted for the Best Translated Book Award; and The Polish Boxer, a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection. Halfon currently lives in Nebraska and frequently travels to Guatemala. He is a visiting instructor  at the University of Iowa’s Spanish Creative Writing MFA program.