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Orlando Ortega-Medina

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Orlando Ortega-Medina studied English Literature at UCLA and has a law degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. At university, he won The National Society of Arts and Letters award for Short Stories. His collection Jerusalem Ablaze: Stories of Love and Other Obsessions was shortlisted for the UK’s Polari First Book Prize 2017. Ortega-Medina splits his time between the United Kingdom and Israel.

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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

My new novel THE DEATH OF BASEBALL will be published on June 21 in the UK and on November 19 in the USA. Described by Kirkus Reviews as “a psychological novel that explores two young men whose lives intersect in Los Angeles chaotically, emotionally, sexually, and violently”, it is available for preorder now.
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Published on February 27, 2019 11:45 Tags: israel, james-dean, japan, lgbt-fiction, marilyn-monroe

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