Nelly Rosario (born 1972) is a Dominican-American novelist and creative writing instructor in the Latina/o Studies Program at Williams College. She was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY. She earned an SB in civil/environmental engineering from MIT and an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University.[1] She has taught in the Undergraduate Creative Writing Program at Columbia University, the MFA Program at Texas State University, and was a visiting scholar in the Comparative Media/Writing Program at MIT. Her fiction and creative nonfiction work has appeared in various anthologies and journals.

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After the debut of her novel Song of the Water Saints, Rosario was described by Julia Alvarez as "a Caribbean Scheherazade."[2]

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  1. ^ a b Nelly Rosario at Penguin Random HHouse
  2. ^ Rosario, Nelly (2007-12-18). Song of the Water Saints: A Novel. ISBN 9780307427892.
  3. ^ "Texas State-San Marcos MFA Program". Archived from the original on 2010-01-29. Retrieved 2010-05-16.