Silviano Santiago

Silviano Santiago was born in 1936 in Formiga, Minas Gerais, Brazil. His extensive and varied oeuvre includes novels, short stories, literary essays, and cultural criticism. His doctoral studies at the Sorbonne led him to teach at various North American universities. Later he became a faculty member at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC–Rio) and then Universidade Federal Fluminense, where he is presently a professor emeritus. His works include The Space In-Between: Essays on Latin American Culture (Duke University Press, 2002), the noir novel Stella Manhattan (Duke University Press, 1994), and the recent historical fiction Machado (Companhia das Letras, 2016).


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