About the author
Mariela Griffor was born in the city of Concepcion in southern Chile. She attended the University of Santiago and the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. She left Chile for an involuntary exile in Sweden in 1985. She and her American husband returned to the United States in 1998 with their two daughters. They live in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan. She is co-founder of The Institute for Creative Writers at Wayne State University and Publisher of Marick Press. Her work has appeared in periodicals across Latin America and the United States. Mariela Holds a B.A in Journalism and a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from New England College. She is the author of Exiliana (Luna Publications) and House (Mayapple Press).She is Honorary Consul of Chile in Michigan.
- 2007 International Award by Wayne County Council of Arts, History and Humanities.
- 2006 Poetry, Carol and Frank Hennessy award, Grosse Pointe Art enter Poet-in-Residence.
- 2004 Poetry, Reencounter, ONG - Anthology of winners of the ONG Literary Prize for Poetry 1st Prize (Santiago, CHILE)
- 2003 Poetry, Pablo Neruda 100 Years Anniversary, Chilean Cultural Association of Canberra, 1st Prize (Sydney, AUSTRALIA)
- 2003 Poetry, Detroit Urban Writer-in-Residence Program at Wayne State University - (Detroit, MI)
- 2001, 2002, Journalism, Journalism Institute Award, Wayne State University. (Detroit, MI)
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