The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
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Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Fellow 2021

About Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa

Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa’s first novel, Daughters of the Stone was selected as a finalist for the 2010 PEN America Bingham Literary Award. Her work has appeared in a number of literary journals including Narrative Fiction, Kweli Journal, Label Me Latina, The Latino Book Review, Pleiades, The Afro-Hispanic Review and Auburn Avenue. Ms. Llanos has also contributed to several anthologies, including the bilingual publication, Breaking Ground: An Anthology of Puerto Rican Women Writers in New York City 1980-2012 and Latina Authors and Their Muses. Ms. Llanos-Figueroa’s second novel, A Woman of Endurance, will be published by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins. For further information visit