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Marcela Valdes is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine who specializes in Latino and Latin American politics and culture. Her work has also appeared in The Washington Post, The NationThe Virginia Quarterly ReviewThe BelieverBookforum, and NPR.org, among other publications. In 2010 she received a Nieman Fellowship in Journalism from Harvard University and the Roger Shattuck Award for Criticism from the Center for Fiction. A selection of her past publications may be found here.

Valdes was born in Massachusetts and grew up in California before moving to New York City and, later, Maryland. She has worked as a book review editor for Publishers Weekly and as a columnist for The Washington Post Book World. She was a founding editor of Críticas, an English-language magazine devoted to Spanish-language books, and has twice served on the Board of Directors of the National Book Critics Circle. She has appeared on “The Diane Rehm Show,” “All Things Considered,” “Morning Edition,” “The Kojo Nnamdi Show,” and “Morning Joe.”

 


“All great writing begins with an open-minded attempt to understand a subject — be it a book, an event, or a person.


 

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