Melanie Márquez Adams is an Ecuadorian American writer and translator who has made her home in Nashville, Tennessee. She holds an MFA in Spanish Creative Writing from the University of Iowa where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow. Her most recent fiction and nonfiction can be found in journals such as The Southern ReviewPuerto del Sol, Laurel Review, Spanglish Voces, and Huellas Magazine. While she does write and publish in English, she chooses to write principally in Spanish as an act of resistance. She is the author of a collection of short stories and two essay collections, as well as the editor of the anthology Del sur al norte: Narrativa y poesía de autores andinos, winner of a 2018 International Latino Book Award. A tireless advocate of Spanish-language writers in the US, Melanie serves as Spanish content editor for Latino Book Review, and producer and translator for Tres Cuentos Literary Podcast.



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​Mariposas Negras by Melanie Márquez Adams is a Spanish short story collection that delves in the mystical, macabre and eerie corners of the soul while juxtaposing them with brush strokes of atypical beauty and magical instances. 

-LATINO BOOK REVIEW 

 

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Melanie coedited Ellas Cuentan, a short-story collection of crime fiction by Latin American/Latina authors in the U. S. 

Notable contributors:  Teresa Dovalpage, Johanny Velasquez, Kianny N. Antigua, and Anjanette Delgado. (Finalist at the International Latino Book Awards 2021, Best collection of short stories)

Melanie curated and edited Del Sur al Norte, a collection of short stories written in Spanish by U. S. based South American authors, awarded First Place (Fiction - Multi Author) at the 2018 International Latino Book Awards. ​

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Melanie's flash memoir piece, "Fried plantains in the Smoky Mountains", appears in Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America


"The book captures hundreds of takes on the immigration experience, including world-famous authors and celebrities such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Julianne Moore, Mario Batali, George Takei, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, and Billy Collins."