Adriana Lisboa, Distinguished Visiting Writer in Residence, is a Brazilian author who has published short stories, children’s books, poetry, and novels, including Symphony in White, which won the José Saramago Award and was shortlisted for the PEN Translation Prize. Her books have been translated and published in twenty countries. She is particularly interested in questions of translation and of the boundaries among different sorts of literary and artistic forms. The co-sponsors of Lisboa’s stay are the Townsend Center for the Humanities, the Center for Latin American Studies, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
Alvarado is a Honduran poet who has published many poetry collections, including El reino de la zarza (EDUCA Latin American Poetry Award), and Xibalbá, Texas (Rogelio Sinán Central American Poetry Award. He directs the Spanish Program at Massey University of New Zealand, where he currently lives and is presently collaborating with Adriana Lisboa on several projects.