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Victor Rangel-Ribeiro

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Victor Rangel-Ribeiro, the award-winning author whose debut novel, Tivolem, was named one of the twenty notable first novels to be published in America in 1998, was born in Goa, India, in 1925, then a Portuguese colony.

First published in Bombay, his short stories have since been featured in three top American literary magazines---the North American, Iowa, and Literary Reviews. Other pieces appeared in The Indian-American. HarperCollins, India, published his short fiction, Loving Ayesha and Other Stories, in 2003, with illustrations by the celebrated Mario Miranda; it promptly made the bestseller lists in that country.

He loves to share his knowledge of writing techniques with aspiring authors and his workshops in Goa and Bombay are invariab
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