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Lyn Di Iorio
Position: Professor of English, City College and CUNY Graduate Center, English
Campus Affiliation: City College of New York
Room Number: 5324
Office Hours: By appointment
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.
Specialization: History of the Novel|Literature after 1945|Postcolonial, Transnational, and Global Literature and Theory|Twenty-first-Century and Contemporary Literature

Selected publications authored:


  • Outside the Bones (Arte P├║blico Press, 2011).
  • “Her Name is Guanabana,” short story in The Americas Society’s REVIEW special issue: “the Americas in New York” (forthcoming April 2014). 

Academic Book:

  • 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).

Books Edited:

  • 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).