Michael Hogan is the author of eighteen books, including a collection of short stories, six books of poetry, collected essays on teaching in Latin America, a novel, and a history of the Irish battalion in Mexico which formed the basis for an MGM movie starring Tom Berenger. His work has appeared in many journals such as the Paris Review, the Harvard Review, Z-Magazine, Political Affairs and the Monthly Review. He is the Latin American consultant to the Office of Overseas Schools. Dr. Hogan received his B.A. and MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. He holds a Ph.D. in Latin American Studies from the University of Guadalajara and the Institute of Advanced Studies.

Dr. Hogan has worked as an AP teacher for fourteen years in American schools abroad, and as a consultant to the College Board AP program in Latin America since 1997. He has given workshops and presentations at over sixty conferences in the United States, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina. In addition to his work in Latin America for the past two decades, Dr. Hogan is a former consultant on institutional programs for the National Endowment for the Arts, a consultant for the Irish Embassy in Mexico, and on the land mine removal initiative in Nicaragua. His many awards include the Ben Franklin Award 2000, an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, the Grace Stoddard Literary Fellowship, the gold medal of the Sociedad de Geografia y Estadisticas, and a citation for meritorious service from the Office of Overseas Schools, U.S. Department of State.

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