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Javier Zamora

Javier Zamora was born in El Salvador in 1990. His father fled the country when he was one, and his mother when he was about to turn five. Both parents’ migrations were caused by the U.S.-funded Salvadoran Civil War. When he was nine Javier migrated through Guatemala, Mexico, and the Sonoran Desert. His debut poetry collection, Unaccompanied, explores the impact of the war and immigration on his family. Zamora has been a Stegner Fellow at Stanford and a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard and holds fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.

Javier Zamora Shares His 3000 Mile Journey in His Memoir SOLITO | Inside the Book

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Javier Zamora Shares His 3000 Mile Journey in His Memoir SOLITO | Inside the Book

FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Javier Zamora’s Solito

In Solito, a young poet tells the inspiring story of his migration from El Salvador to the United States at the age of nine.   Winner of the Los Angeles Times Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiography Winner of the American Library Association Alex Award Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence and the PEN/Open Book Award Finalist for

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Register for the 2023 Penguin Random House First-Year Experience® Conference Author Events!

Penguin Random House Author Events at the 42nd Annual First-Year Experience® Conference February 3-6, 2023 Los Angeles, California San Diego Ballroom, Westin Bonaventure Hotel   Click Here to RSVP   A complimentary meal and a limited number of books will be available to attendees. Each event will also be followed by an author signing   Interested in hosting one

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Videos from the 2023 First-Year Experience® Conference are now available

We’re pleased to share videos from the 2023 First-Year Experience® Conference. Whether you weren’t able to join us at the conference or would simply like to hear the talks again, please take a moment to view the clips below.   Penguin Random House Saturday Event Friday, February 3, 2023 | 8:00 – 10:00 pm PST

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