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Marco Avilés

Portrait of writer Marco Avilés
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Marco Avilés

Writer. Cholo. Immigrant. Lived in Peru most of his life until he moved to Maine in 2014, where he worked as a cook and now works as an interpreter....

He has published three nonfiction books: Día de visita (Visiting Day), No soy tu cholo (I Am Not Your Cholo), and De dónde venimos los cholos (Where We Cholos Come From), listed by the New York Times en Español as one of the most important books of 2016. He is currently writing a memoir about his experience as a Latino immigrant in a not very nice time for Latino immigrants. He lives in Maine with his wife and a Peruvian Hairless dog. For more of his work, visit

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