Javier Zamora

Javier Zamora

United States

Javier Zamora was born in La Herradura, El Salvador, in 1990. He holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. Zamora earned an MFA from New York University and is currently a 2016–2018 Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. His debut collection, Unaccompanied, chronicles his harrowing migration, alone and on foot at nine years old, from El Salvador to the United States to reunite with his family following the Salvadoran Civil War.

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