Edmundo Paz-Soldán, winner of the Juan Rulfo award for the short-story (1997), and winner of the Bolivian National Book Award in 2003 for his novel EL DELIRIO DE TURING, was born in Cochabamba, Bolivia. He holds a Ph.D. in Latin American Literature (Berkeley, 1997), and currently works as an Assistant Professor of Hispanic Literatures at Cornell University. He has published six novels, among them RIO FUGITIVO (1998), SUEÑOS DIGITALES (2000), and LA MATERIA DEL DESEO (2001). He has also published three books of short-stories, among them AMORES IMPERFECTOS (1998). He has co-edited with Alberto Fuguet the anthology SE HABLA ESPAÑOL: VOCES LATINAS EN U.S.A. (2000).

His first English translated novel, THE MATTER OF DESIRE, was published in the U.S. by Houghton & Mifflin (April, 2004). He lives in Ithaca, New York.

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