Julia Alvarez is a Dominican-American writer, who works in poetry, fiction, and essays. Among her many publications are such prominent works as How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, In the Time of the Butterflies, and Yo! Teenaged readers especially like In the Time of the Butterflies, which is based on the true events that surround the brutal murder of “the butterflies,” the Mirabal sisters, during the regime of Trujillo in the Dominican Republic.
Her poetry collections include Homecoming (1984) and The Woman I Kept to Myself (2004). Alvarez is also the author of the autobiographical compilation Something to Declare (1998).
Julia Alvarez is the writer-in-residence at Middlebury College and she works and resides in Vermont.
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