Jaime Manrique, B.A. in English Lit., University of South Florida, 1972. He is a bilingual writer born in Colombia. His work has been translated into fifteen languages. Among his publications in English are the novels Colombian Gold, Latin Moon in Manhattan, Twilight at the Equator, Our Lives Are the Rivers, and Cervantes Street; the volumes of poetry My Night with Federico García Lorca, and Tarzan, My Body, Christopher Columbus; and the memoir Eminent Maricones: Arenas, Lorca, Puig, and Me. His honors include Colombia's National Poetry Award, 2007 International Latino Book Award (Best Novel, Historical Fiction), and a Guggenheim Fellowship in non-fiction. Manrique is a former associate professor in the MFA in writing at Columbia University (2002-2008). His Poemas selectos will be published in Colombia, in 2014. Mr. Manrique is at work on a new novel. Our Lives Are the Rivers was recently optioned for a film.