A late bloomer in the writing of fiction, Sirias previously wrote and edited several books on Latino and Latina literature including Julia Alvarez: A Critical Companion, Conversations with Rudolfo Anaya, and Tropical Town and Other Poems.
Sirias was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up there until the age of eleven, when his family moved to Granada, Nicaragua, his parents' country of origin. He considers this move the most significant milestone in his life as it shaped his bicultural and bilingual outlook. He returned to Los Angeles to attend college. Eventually, he received his doctorate in Spanish from the University of Arizona and worked as a professor of Spanish and U.S. Latino and Latina literature for several years before returning to live in Nicaragua in 1999.
He moved to Panama in 2002 where he lives with his wife and their dog, four cats, and parrot.
Love Made Visible: Reflections on Writing, Teaching, and Other Distractions
Silvio was named one of the 2010 Top Ten "New" Latino Authors to Watch (and Read) by LatinoStories.Com.
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