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Javier Zamora

Poet; Author, Solito

Javier Zamora is an author and poet. Born in El Salvador, he migrated on his own to America when he was nine. His first poetry collection, Unaccompanied, and his memoir, Solito, explore the themes of the Salvadoran civil war, family separation, and immigration. A 2018 Radcliffe fellow at Harvard University, Zamora holds fellowships from CantoMundo, Colgate University, MacDowell, Macondo, National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Foundation, Stanford University, and Yaddo. He earned his bachelor’s degree at University of California, Berkeley and master of fine arts at New York University. Zamora’s honors include a 2017 Lannan Literary Fellowship, the 2017 Narrative Prize, and 2016 Barnes & Noble Writer for Writers Award.

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