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Edmundo Paz Soldan

Edmundo Paz Soldan is the author of six novels and two short story collections. He was awarded the 2002 Bolivian National Book Award for Turing’s Delirium and a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship. He has won the National Book Award in Bolivia, the prestigious Juan Rulfo Award, and was a finalist for the Romulo Gallegos Award. He is an associate professor at Cornell University.


Santa Cruz: Bolivia’s “Other Country”

In a café on Avenida Monseñor Rivero—its outdoor tables basking in the glow of a giant television—I absentmindedly leaf through the social pages of the newspaper El Deber; accounts of beauty pageants and interviews with fifteen-year-old model [...]