Puerto Rican novelist, poet, and professor Mayra Santos-Febres won Puerto Rico’s 2007 Premio Nacional de Literatura for her novel Our Lady of the Night. ... Play Video
Participating in the closing of Festival de la Palabra at the Americas Society on October 18, Puerto Rican author Mayra Santos-Febres spoke about Latin American literature in the last decade. Santos-Febres, who is also the director of the festival, expressed optimism about the region's emerging authors and new perspectives from beyond large urban centers.
Festival de la Palabra, presented annually in San Juan and New York, is now in its fourth year and features writers from throughout the continent in discussions, readings, and book presentations.