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Latino-Canadian Literature

June 2016

A growing and vibrant community of authors—academics, critics, journalists, cultural promoters, activists, editors, artists—exists in cities and towns across Canada. Its members read each others’ work, attend literary readings, and contribute to each others’ journals and anthologies. Why do they write? In response to this question, the authors featured here list reasons as varied as preserving the Spanish language, publishing together, allegiance to their heritage, and nostalgia, among others. Peruvian-born short fiction author Pablo Salinas describes his own perspective as being broadened by the various places he’s lived in and the languages he’s come into contact with.