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Ilan Stavans

Born: Apr 7, 1961

Birthplace: Mexico City

Profession: Writer

Nationality: Mexico

Ilan Stavans

Date of Birth : Apr 7, 1961
Birth Place : Mexico City

Ilan Stavans is a Mexican-American, essayist, lexicographer, cultural commentator, translator, short-story author, publisher, TV personality, and teacher known for his insights into American, Hispanic, and Jewish cultures.


  • Writer
  • Professor
  • Author
  • Editor
  • Public intellectual

Also known as

  • Ilan Stavchansky

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
  • National Jewish Book Award for Sephardic Culture
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