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Transcript of Julia Alvarez
- How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents-
recieved great critical praise
has published many more novels including
, Return to Sender
Before We Were Free
an English and Creative writing professor at many colleges including:
Philips Andover Acadamy, MA.
University of Illinois, IL.
George Washington University
Middlebury College, VT.
Owns organic coffee farm- Alta Gracia
Attended Conneticut College (1967-1969)
Studied literature/writing at Middlebury College she graduated (1971)
Attended Syracuse University, (1975)
Studied at the Bread Loaf School of English, (1979-1980)
By Allie Del Savio
born March 27, 1950 in New York City
3 months old moved to Dominican Republic
moved back to New York at 10 years old
went to private boarding school in Connecticut
64 years old
married to Bill Eichner- June 3 1989
has one stepdaughter
lives with husband in Vermont
What Critics Say
"This vivid and engaging collection proves (Alvarez) to be a talented poet"
"A growing list of ethnic writers breaking into mainstream American literature, but as with the best and most authentic side of divesity, her voice is a universal one"
Benjamin T. Marshall Poetry Prize
Creative Writing Fellowship
Third Woman Press Award
Jessica Nobel-Maxwell Poetry Prize
first became inspired to write in high school
inspired by her new life in the United States