Ilan Stavans is the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. His books include The Hispanic Condition (1995), The Riddle of Cantinflas (1998), On Borrowed Words (2001), and Spanglish (2003). He edited The Oxford Book of Latin American Essays (1997), The Poetry of Pablo Neruda (2003) and Isaac Bashevis Singer: Collected Stories (2004). His work has been translated into a half-dozen languages. The Essential Ilan Stavans was published by Routledge in 2000.
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