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Stephen M. Hart

Stephen M. Hart is Professor of Latin American Film, Literature and Culture at University College London. He obtained his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Cambridge University. He is a specialist in Latin American literature, film and culture and has published a series of monographs and edited volumes on Latin American literature and film. In 2000 he published an edition of Vallejo's poems, and in 2002 an annotated bibliography of Vallejo's work with Jorge Cornejo Polar, and in 2003 he and Juan Fló brought out Autógrafos olvidados, an edition of the 52 hand-written manuscripts of early versions of Vallejo’s poems which had been discovered in Montevideo. His literary biography of Gabriel Garcia Marquez was Reaktion Books’ “Book of the Month” when it was published in August 2010, and has since been translated into Chinese (June 2014). His literary biography of Cesar Vallejo came out in English in 2013 and has been re-published in Spanish (Cesar Vallejo: una biografia literaria (2014), traducción de Nadia Stagnaro). His book Latin American Cinemawas published in May 2015 by Reaktion Books. He has completed a new biography of the inaugural saint of the Americas, Santa Rosa de Lima (1586-1617), a research project funded by the British Academy, and he has now begun a new research project, a scholarly edition of the Apostolic Process of Santa Rosa de Lima, which is funded by the Leverhulme Trust.