Irene Vilar(2016)


Irene Vilar was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Her memoir The Ladies’ Gallery was a Philadelphia Inquirer and Detroit Free Press “Notable Book of the Year” and a finalist for the 1999 Mind Book of the Year Award. Her latest memoir, Impossible Motherhood, has been published in Italy, France, and Germany and won the 2010 IPPY Gold Medal for Best Memoir/Autobiography and the 12th Latino Book 2nd Place Award for Best Women’s Issues. Both memoirs explore generational and national trauma.


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