Lyn Di Iorio
Position: Professor of English, City College and CUNY Graduate Center, English
Campus Affiliation: City College of New York|CUNY Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley; M.A., Creative Writing, Stanford University; B.A., Harvard University
Research Interests: Caribbean and U.S. Latino/a literatures; literatures of the Americas; magical realism; ghosts and the Gothic; fiction writing: the novel; minority and multi-ethnic literature and aesthetics.
Theory Group Field Specialization: Postcolonial Literature and Theory
Chronological Period Specialization: Twentieth-Century Literature
Selected publications authored:
Outside the Bones (Arte Público Press, 2011).
“Her Name is Guanabana,” short story in The Americas Society’s REVIEW special issue: “the Americas in New York” (forthcoming April 2014).
Killing Spanish: Literary Essays on Ambivalent U.S. Latino/a Identity, Palgrave Macmillan (Palgrave Macmillan List of Latino and Latin American Studies New Titles and Backlist Classics, 2010; paperback edition with new foreword 2009; first edition 2004).
Moments of Magical Realism in U.S. Ethnic Literatures, Palgrave Macmillan (co-edited with Richard Perez), December 24, 2012.
Contemporary U.S. Latino/a Literary Criticism. Palgrave Macmillan Series: “American Literature Readings in the Twenty-First Century” (co-edited with Richard Perez), 2007.
Selected Professional Honors and Prizes:
Puerto Rico Institute of New York’s Award for Outstanding Literary Achievement, to be awarded September 29, 2013
Foreword Review 2011 Book of the Year Silver Award in the Literary Category (for Outside the Bones or OTB)
2012 John Gardner Fiction Prize Finalist (for OTB)
2011 International Latino Book Award Finalist Novel Category (for OTB)
Second Runner-up, 2011 Faulkner-Wisdom Novel-in-Progress Contest, Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, for The Sound of Falling Darkness.
The Sound of Falling Darkness, a Novel (runner-up for the 2011 Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society Novel-in-Progress award).