Julie A. Ward is a writer and translator from Oklahoma. She is an associate professor of Latin American literature at the University of Oklahoma, and has a PhD in Hispanic languages and literatures from UC Berkeley. She is the author of A Shared Truth: The Theater of Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol (2019). Her work has appeared in Latin American Literature Today, Quorum, Postscript, and World Literature Today.
Fernanda Melchor’s novel “Hurricane Season” invokes the themes of the classic naturalist novel....