Patricia Engel

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Patricia Engel’s books have been translated into many languages and her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, A Public Space, Boston Review, Guernica, and Harvard Review, among other publications. Engel’s debut, Vida, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2010, a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Fiction Award, New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, and Paterson Fiction Award, winner of the Florida Book Award, International Latino Book Award, and Independent Publisher Book Award, and long-listed for The Story Prize and Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Her second novel, It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris, was winner of the International Latino Book Award, an Elle Reader’s Prize winner, and a recommended summer read by the Los Angeles Times, Time Out New York, and Flavorwire. Engel’s latest novel, The Veins of the Ocean (Grove Atlantic)—set in the vibrant coastal communities of Miami, the Florida Keys, Havana, Cuba, and Cartagena, Colombia—is the profound and riveting story of a young woman’s journey away from her family’s painful past towards redemption and a freer future.