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Edmundo Paz-Soldan

Professor of Spanish Literature

Klarman Hall, Room 267


B.A. in Political Science, University of Alabama-Huntsville (1991); M.A. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures, UC-Berkeley (1993); Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures, UC-Berkeley (1997). Winner of the Bolivian National Book Award (1992 and 2003), and the Juan Rulfo Short Story Award (1997). He has published Alcides Arguedas y la narrativa de la nación enferma(Plural, 2003), and is the coeditor, with Debra Castillo, of the volume of critical essays Latin American Literature and Mass Media (Garland, 2000), and, with Alberto Fuguet, of the anthology of short stories Se habla español: Voces latinas en U.S.A. (Alfaguara, 2000). He teaches Modern and Contemporary Spanish-American Literature, Andean Literature, Narrative and Mass Media, and Creative Writing. He is the author of nine novels (among them NorteLos vivos y los muertos, Río fugitivo andEl delirio de Turing), and three books of short stories (Las máscaras de la nada, Desapariciones, and Amores imperfectos). Simulacros, an anthology of his short stories, has also been published. His work has been translated to nine languages.


  • Romance Studies

Graduate Fields

  • Latin American Studies
  • Romance Studies





  • The Matter of Desire. English translation of La materia del deseo. (Forthcoming, Houghton & Mifflin, 2004).
  • El delirio de Turing. La Paz: Alfaguara, 2003. Madrid: Alfaguara, 2004
  • La materia del deseo. Miami: Alfaguara, 2001. Madrid: Alfaguara, 2002.
  • (with Alberto Fuguet, eds.), Se habla español: Voces latinas en USA. Miami: Alfaguara, 2000.
  • Sueños digitales. La Paz: Alfaguara, 2000. Madrid: Alfaguara, 2001.(Greek translation: Athens, Digiali, forthcoming 2004).
  • Amores imperfectos. La Paz: Alfaguara, 1998.
  • Río Fugitivo. La Paz: Alfaguara, 1998. Danish translation: Copenhague: Lindhardt & Ringhof, 2001. Finnish translation: Helsinki: Gummerus, 2000.

Stories in anthologies:

  • “Dochera” (English). A Whistler Through the Nightworld: Short Fiction from the Latin Americas. Ed. Thomas Colchie. New York: Plume, 2002.
  • "El contrabandista." Líneas Aéreas. Ed. Eduardo Becerra. Madrid: Lengua de Trapo, 1999.
  • "Amor, a la distancia." McOndo. Eds. Alberto Fuguet & Sergio Gómez. Barcelona/Santiago: Mondadori, 1996.