Book Prize - Vanesa Miseres Co-Edited Book Wins Two International Latino Book Awards

Author: Maurcia Marschke

Delaguila 3 Vanesa Miseres

Food Studies in Latin American Literature. Perspectives on the Gastronarrative has won the first place in the Best Culturally Themed Academic Book and third place in the Best Non-Fiction Multi-Authored Book category at the International Latino Book Awards. The awards ceremony was celebrated in Los Angeles, CA on August 19-20, 2022.

The International Latino Book Awards (ILBA) are annual awards given to authors, translators, and illustrators for books written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. Founded in 1997, the ILBA is a nonprofit organization based in California.

Food Studies in Latin American Literature presents a timely collection of essays analyzing a wide array of Latin American narratives through the lens of food studies. Topics explored include potato and maize in colonial and contemporary global narratives; the role of cooking in Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’s poetics; the centrality of desire in twentieth-century cooking writing by women; the relationship among food, recipes, and national identity; the role of food in travel narratives; and the impact of advertisements on domestic roles.

The book was published by the University of Arkansas Press under its Food and Foodways series in December 2021.


Originally published by Maurcia Marschke at on August 24, 2022.