Marie Arana

Peruvian by birth, Marie Arana is former literary editor of the WASHINGTON POST and author of four books: a memoir, AMERICAN CHICA (a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN/Martha Albrand Award); THE WRITING LIFE: WRITERS ON HOW THEY THINK AND WORK; as well as two novels set in South America: CELLOPHANE (a finalist for the John Sargent Sr. Prize) and LIMA NIGHTS. ... ...