“Datovia is an utterly original invention, an imaginary country that serves as allegory of all sleeping and dying nations.”
— Primera Hora

José Rabelo

José Rabelo received an MFA in creative writing from the University of Sagrado Corazon (Puerto Rico) . He is also a Pediatrician and Dermatologist.
Cielo, mar y tierra (2003) obtained the National Prize for Children Stories of the Puerto Rico PEN Club. In 2006 the Puerto Rico Education Board adopted Cuentos de la fauna puertorriqueña and Cielo, mar y tierra for the country’s public schools. The illustrations of his children books were exhibited in the Victor M. Pons Library of the University of Puerto Rico (2007-2009). Rabelo’s first short novel Cartas a Datovia (2009) obtained a Honorary  Mention from The Puerto Rico PEN Club. A new novel, Los sueños ajenos has just been released to great critical acclaim. In 2010 Publicaciones Educativas  (Proyecto Clío) presented his series of comics about historic heroes with Cofresí, Alexander The Great and Simón Bolívar among them.

Rabelos Awards and Prizes in a nutshell:
2003 PEN Puerto Rico Club Award Children Literature, 2009 PEN Puerto Rico Club Honorary Mention Novel, 2011 Microcuento Revista Mi Natura Finalist 

Books by José Rabelo:

Los libros de Baltasar
Cuentos de la fauna puertorriqueña / Stories of the Puerto Rica Fauna
Cielo, mar y tierra
Cartas a Datovia
Los sueños ajenos
Educational Comics: Pirata Cofresí, Alejandro Magno, and Simón Bolívar

 

Selected Books

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Los Libros de Baltasar

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Cuentos de la fauna puertorriqueña / Stories of the Puerto Rica Fauna

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Cielo, mar y tierra

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Cartas a Datovia

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Los sueños ajenos

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Pirata Cofresí

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Alejandro Magno

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Simón Bolívar


“Datovia is an utterly original invention, an imaginary country that serves as allegory of all sleeping and dying nations.”
— Primera Hora

Cartas a Datovia is a ferociously funny and ironic epistolar novel.”
— Carmen Dolores Hernandez, El Nuevo Dia

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José Rabelo