Ms. Llanos-Figueroa is a novelist, memoirist and short story writer whose work is grounded in the Puerto Rican communities on the island and in New York City. Her longer narratives, though universal in nature, are heavily influenced by West African mystical symbology and 20th Century Latin American magical realism, while her shorter pieces are grounded in urban realism.
Her novel, Daughters of the Stone, was shortlisted for the prestigious 2010 PEN America Bingham Award. She has been included in the following anthologies: Breaking Ground/Habriendo Caminos, an Anthology of Puerto Rican Women Writers in New York 1980-2012 and Latina Authors and Their Muses among others. For a full list of publications please refer to her web site at www.dahlmallanosfigueroa.com.