|Name Nelly Rosario|
Books Song of the Water Saints
|Education Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University|
Awards PEN Open Book Award, Sherwood Anderson Foundation Writers Award
Nelly Rosario (born 1972) is a Dominican American novelist and creative writing instructor in the MFA Program at Texas State University in San Marcos.
Rosario was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Brooklyn. She received a B.A. in engineering from MIT and an M.F.A. in fiction from Columbia University.
After the debut of her novel Song of the Water Saints, Rosario was described by Julia Alvarez as "a Caribbean Scheherazade."