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Juan Alvarado Valdivia

Juan Alvarado Valdivia is a Peruvian-American writer who was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and raised in Fremont, CA. His first book, ¡Cancerlandia!: A Memoir, received an Honorable Mention for the 2016 International Latino Book Award for Best Biography in English. His short story collection, Ballad of a Slopsucker, was published this spring by the University of New Mexico Press. By day, he currently works as a grant writer and prefers referring to jobs as “gigs.”