A few years ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing MCV Egan for Kim Talks Books. Today she’s featured on the Writing Life, talking about her novel the Bridge of Deaths, what inspired her to write it and, of course, the writing life. Check it out!
It’s my great pleasure to welcome M.C.V. Egan to The Writing Life.
M.C.V. Egan is the pen name chosen by Maria Catalina Vergara Egan. Catalina was born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1959, the sixth of eight children, in a traditional Catholic family. From a very young age, she became obsessed with the story of her maternal grandfather, Cesar Agustin Castillo–mostly the story of how he died.
She spent her childhood in Mexico. When her father became an employee of The World Bank in Washington D.C. in the early 1970s, she moved with her entire family to the United States. Catalina was already fluent in English, as she had spent one school year in the town of Pineville, Louisiana with her grandparents. There she won the English award, despite being the only one who had English as a second language in her class. In the D.C. suburbs she attended various…
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