About Marcos

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Marcos McPeek Villatoro is the author of six novels, two collections of poetry and a memoir. His Romilia Chacón crime fiction books have been translated into Japanese, German, Portuguese and Russian. He has written and performed essays on PBS and NPR (for which he won The Golden Mic Award and two Los Angeles Emmy Awards). His latest work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. A recent essay won the Dogwood Literary Award in Nonfiction.

Other works—both poetry and essays—have appeared in The Tahoma Literary Review, Pittsburgh Poetry Journal, The Bangalore Review, The Bookends Review, Sequestrum, and Red Wheelbarrow.

After living several years in Central America, Marcos moved to Los Angeles, where he holds the Fletcher Jones Endowed Chair of Writing at Mount St. Mary’s University.