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Author Interview: Don't Let Me Die In Disneyland - A Novel by J.A. Marzán

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Don't Let Me Die in Disneyland: The 3-D Life of Eddie Loperena by J.A. Marzán

ISBN-13: 978-1948598026  SRP (Paperback) $19.95 / SRP (eBook) $8.99  / Published by OPEN BOOKS / October 15, 2018


A picaresque, smart, and smartass memoir of Harvard lawyer Eddie Loperena’s Newyorican life 

J.A. Marzán, a graduate of Fordham U., (B.A.), Columbia U. (M.F.A), and New York U. (Ph.D.), was Poet Laureate of Queens, N.Y. from 2004-2007. His novel, The Bonjour Gene, was a University of Wisconsin Press submission to the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. 

“Marzán displays the wit and intellectual verve rarely seen in contemporary literature."—Pulitzer Prize winner Oscar Hijuelos. 

Nonfiction credits include: The Spanish American Roots of William Carlos Williams, (U. Texas Press). Poetry credits include: Translations without Originals (English) and Puerta de Tierra (Spanish). Poems in English appear in several editions of various college texts, among them The Bedford Introduction to LiteratureLatino Boom, and Literature: Reading to Write and in distinguished journals, among them PloughsharesTin House, and Harper”s Magazine. A profile of him was published in the fall 2009 issue of Columbia Magazine.?

J.A. Marzán makes his home in Queens, New York.



National Hispanic Heritage Month 2018 in United States of America will begin on Saturday, September 15 and ends on Monday, October 15