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Orlando Ortega-Medina

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Orlando Ortega-Medina is the author of the acclaimed short story collection Jerusalem Ablaze: Stories of Love and Other Obsessions and the Los Angeles-based novels The Death of Baseball and The Savior of 6th Street. Ortega-Medina lives in London.

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Orlando Ortega-Medina I recently discovered that my mother's paternal grandmother (now deceased) invented a family lineage for herself and that she was actually abandoned…moreI recently discovered that my mother's paternal grandmother (now deceased) invented a family lineage for herself and that she was actually abandoned at birth and raised in an orphanage in Spain. Nobody in our family was previously aware of this. I envision writing a book about how I discovered this and of my search to discover the identity of her birth parents.(less)
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The Death of Baseball

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Praise for THE SAVIOR OF 6TH STREET

Can art change the world? Orlando Ortega-Medinas Virgilio Santos thinks so, and I do, too. A philosophical whodunit of the new millennium that is both elegy and prayer, The Savior of Sixth Street proves that Ortega-Media is as much an artist as his young protagonist. Read this book! Lisa See, award-winning author of The Island of Sea Women, Shanghai Girls, and The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

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“Fresh wounds, in later years, often make interesting scars.”
Orlando Ortega-Medina, Jerusalem Ablaze: Stories of Love and Other Obsessions

“We’re all messed up, in one way or another. Every one of us. Damaged goods.”
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“Fresh wounds, in later years, often make interesting scars.”
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“We’re all messed up, in one way or another. Every one of us. Damaged goods.”
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“Hugh put one foot up on the parapet and regarded his cigarette that seemed bent, like humanity, on consuming itself as quickly as possible.”
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Orlando Ortega-Medina ‪Looking forward to celebrating the North American publication of my novel THE DEATH OF BASEBALL at @SkylightBooks in Los Angeles on November 23. I’ll be in conversation with screenwriter and director Tim Minear (X-Files; American Horror Story; Feud)! Come join!‬

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