Kwazman Vwa is delighted to partner up with UNC Chapel Hill’s Institute for the Study of the Americas and Department of Romance Studies for this conversation with Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón. Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón is the author of three novels and a collection of short stories. Palacio (2011) was a PEN Club de Puerto Rico finalist and Dicen que los dormidos (2014/2015) won the national prize Premio de Novela from the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña. He has published in international venues in either original or translated form, from Argentina to Turkey. He has won the Nuevas Voices prize at the Festival de la Palabra and his work has been recognized as part of Latinoamérica Viva at the Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara in Mexico. He was voted into the Bogotá39, naming him one of the best 39 Latin American writers under 39 by the Hay Festival in 2017.