Mayra Santos Febres (born 1966) is a Puerto Rican professor of literature, poet, novelist, and critic who has garnered fame at home and abroad.
One of her most famous books is Sirena Selena (Selena the Siren), in which she describes the life of a teenaged homosexual male who works in the streets and has talent in singing.
Santos-Febres holds an M.A. and Ph.D. (1991) from Cornell University. Her work has been translated into French, English, German, and Italian, and is presented in many universities in the United States by college teachers.
Santos-Febres is currently having her first television experience, participating as a poet in a tv show named Grado Zero in Puerto Rico. She also announced plans to write a novel about infamous Ponce, Puerto Rico native Isabel la Negra.
List of Works
Pez de vidrio
El cuerpo correcto
Urban Oracles: Stories
Sirena Selena vestida de pena