Horacio Castellanos Moya is among the leading contemporary Salvadoran novelists and short story writers.
He was born in 1957 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, though his family moved to El Salvador while he was only a few years old. His works have been translated into several languages, including English, French, Italian, Portuguese and German, the latter owing largely to his novel El asco, which is written in tribute to Thomas Bernhard, in the style of the Austrian novelist. His first novel, La diáspora, which concerns the struggles of the exiles from the Salvadoran Civil War, won the Premio Nacional de la Novela, awarded by the Universidad Centroamericana "José Simeón Cañas", in 1988. He is currently living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is a part of the City of Asylum project there. He is currently a visiting professor at the University of Pittsburgh, and is on the jury for the 2010 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.
The Writing Life
Sunday, April 25 @ 4:00