About the Author
Irene Vilar was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, in 1969. Her memoir, The Ladies’ Gallery (Other Press, 2009) was a Philadelphia Inquirer and Detroit Free Press notable book of the year and was short-listed for the 1999 Mind Book of the Year Award. She is a literary agent for Vilar Creative Agency and Ray-Gude Mertin Literary Agency, an agency specializing in Spanish, Latin American, and Portuguese authors, representing such notable writers as Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago. Today, Vilar is the mother of two.