​​​​Melanie Márquez Adams traverses cultural and language borders as an Ecuadorian-American writer. She is the author of the short story collection, Mariposas Negras (Black Butterflies) (Eskeletra Editorial, 2017).


Her short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Thrice Fiction Magazine, The Acentos Review, Nagari Magazine, Literal: Latin American Voices Magazine, Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America (Kingswell/Disney, 2017), Latinoamérica en Breve (Mexico, 2017) Todos Contamos (Miami, 2016), Imaniman: Anzaldúa Poetic Anthology (Aunt Lute Books, San Francisco, 2016), and other publications. 


​Melanie compiled and edited Del sur al norte: Narrativa y Poesía de Autores Andinos and Pertenencia: Narradores sudamericanos en Estados Unidos. Both anthologies were published in Chicago.


​She lives in East Tennessee with her husband.

You can read Melanie's micro-memoir, "Fried plantains in the Smoky Mountains", in Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America (ABC, Kingswell Publishing 2017).


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

Biography



Melanie Marquez Adams traverses cultural and language borders as an Ecuadorian-American writer. She is the author of the short story collection, Mariposas Negras (Black Butterflies) (Eskeletra Editorial, 2017).


Her short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in ThriceFiction Magazine, The Acentos Review, Nagari Magazine, Literal: Latin American Voices Magazine, Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America (Kingswell/Disney Publishing, 2017), Latinoamérica en Breve (UNAM), Todos Contamos(Snow Fountain Press), Imaniman: Anzaldúa Poetic Anthology (Aunt Lute Books), and other publications. 


Melanie curated and edited
Del sur al norte: Narrativa y Poesía de Autores Andinos, and co-edited Pertenencia: Narradores sudamericanos en Estados Unidos. Both anthologies were published in Chicago. 

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