Author Profile

Ilan Stavans

Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor of Latin American and Latino Cultures at Amherst College. He is the prize-winning author of numerous books, including On Borrowed Words: A Memoir of Language and the newly released 4-volume Encyclopedia Latina. His latest project, The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature was published in August 2010. Professor Stavans is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and Latino Literature Prize. He is a regular contributor to National Public Radio.