About the Author: Ilan Stavans

Ilan Stavans Name:
Ilan Stavans

Current Home:
40 Orchard Street

Place of Birth:
Mexico City

I did my undergraduate degree in Mexico and my graduate degree at Columbia.

Research Interests?
Photography, linguistic changes, Hispanic civilization, Jewish literature, 19th-century United States, race relations, theater, politics…

Favorite Book
The OED, One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Odyssey, Moby Dick, Call It Sleep, Madame Bovary, the Bible, Don Quixote, The Aeneid

Tips for aspiring writers?
Read, read, read