Tucson Festival of Books

The Meaning of Home

These authors share a common bond regarding home and homeland, through their different genres: literary, poetic and memoir.

Cynthia Guardado

Cynthia Guardado is a Los Angeles–born Salvadoran poet and professor. She is the author of two collections of poetry, "Cenizas" and "ENDEAVOR." Guardado also translated and transcribed interviews with journalist and Cuban exile, Normando Hernandez Gonzalez which were published in "The Madrid Conversations....

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Alejandro Varela

Alejandro Varela’s (he/him) work has appeared in the Point Magazine, Boston Review, Harper’s, and the Offing, among others outlets. Varela is an editor-at-large of Apogee Journal....

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Javier Zamora

Javier Zamora was born in La Herradura, El Salvador in 1990. When he was a year old, his father fled El Salvador due to the US-funded Salvadoran Civil War. His mother followed her husband’s footsteps in 1995 when Javier was about to turn five....

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Cynthia Guardado
University of Arizona Press
September 2022
ISBN 9780816546176
80 pages

A Memoir
Javier Zamora
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Random House Publishing Group
September 2022
ISBN 9780593498064
400 pages

The Town of Babylon
A Novel
Alejandro Varela
Fiction / Literature
Astra Publishing House
March 2022
ISBN 9781662601033
320 pages