Ilan Stavans

Ilan Stavans is the Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities and Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. Among his latest books are Popol Vuh: A Retelling and A Pre-Columbian Bestiary: Fantastic Creatures of Indigenous Latin America.

The Grinberg Affair

One of Mexico’s most curious missing-persons cases involves a scientist who dabbled in the mystical arts

by Ilan Stavans | Tuesday, September 05, 2023

Culture Shock

The hidden history of reverse colonization

by Ilan Stavans | Wednesday, March 01, 2023

Death in Yashinovka 

by Ilan Stavans | Wednesday, June 01, 2022

A Pre-Columbian Bestiary

Fantastic creatures of indigenous Latin America

by Ilan Stavans | Thursday, August 06, 2020