Nelly Rosario is author of Song of the Water Saints: A Novel (Pantheon, 2002), winner of a PEN/Open Book Award. Her work appears in various anthologies and journals, including Callaloo, Meridians, Review, Chess Life, and el diario/La Prensa. Rosario holds an MFA from Columbia University and was formerly on faculty in the MFA Program at Texas State University. At present, she does writing and research for the Blacks at MIT History Project and collaborates on desveladas, a writing collective engaged in visual conversations across the Americas. Rosario lives in Brooklyn, NY.