Luis Negrón

Luis Negrón was born in Guayama, Puerto Rico, on March 15, 1970. He currently lives in Santurce. He is a writer and bookseller. Claridad and The New York Times have published his work. His book of short stories Mundo cruel has been made into theater and film and published in 18 countries. Its English translation, by Suzanne Jill Levine (Seven Stories, 2013), won the Lambda Literary Award in 2013. In 2017, he published the book of chronicles Los tres golpes (ICP, 2016) and El jardín, a piece of musical theater (Ediciones La Esquina, 2021), went on stage. In 2007, he was a co-anthologist in Los otros cuerpos: Antología de temática gay, lésbica y queer desde Puerto Rico y su diáspora (Tiempo Nuevo, 2007). Luis is inspired to write “by literature itself; only writing can forcefully inspire the need to write.” Luis dreams of a country with democratic access to books. About being named a Letras Boricuas Fellow, Luis says that “it means an unimaginable validation, a debt to rigor, an opportunity to create without the siege of necessity.”