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journalist , translator , writer

Lake Sagaris is a Canadian journalist, poet and translator who lives in Chile. Her book After the First Death: A Journey Through Chile, Time, Mind was a non-fiction finalist for the 1996 Governor General's Awards for Literary Merit. She won first prize in the Periodical Writers Association of Canada Magazine and Newspaper Travel Writing Contest 1997 for her article "Norte Grande."


Author: (poetry collections) Exile Home/Exilio en la patria, 1986, Circus Love, 1991, Medusa's Children, 1993, (lit. nonfiction book) After the First Death: a Journey Through Chile, Time, Mind, 1996, Bone and Dream: Into the World's Driest Desert, 2000; contributor to Sat. Night, Minnesota Rev., Fiddlehead, Toronto Star, others, also to anthologies including Cuentos por latinas, Baker's Dozen, 1984 Anthology of Magazine Verse, Yearbook of American Poetry, Words We Come Home To, Frictions, Paper Guitar.


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