The Latinx Identity Project

Diasporican: The Life in Between Featuring J.L. Torres

June 06, 2021 Elsa Iris Reyes/J.L. Torres Season 2 Episode 11
The Latinx Identity Project
Diasporican: The Life in Between Featuring J.L. Torres
Show Notes

Hola, bienvenidos, and welcome to another episode of the Latinx Identity Project. This is a podcast where we tell stories for us, by us. I am your host, Elsa Iris Reyes.

Today’s guest is JL Torres, an author and professor of literature and creative writing in New York.

JL was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in the South Bronx. His writing focuses on the Puerto Rican diaspora: living in “in-betweeness“

In today’s episode we will discuss his latest book, Migrations, which features short stories about characters estranged from their loved ones, family, culture, and collective history. It is the inaugural winner of the Tomás Rivera Prize from the L.A. Review of Books, available July 1.

I personally enjoyed this book very much and strongly recommend you also read it.

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