Jorge Contreras

Jorge Contreras collects and writes about nineteenth-century art and literature. He won the prestigious Pre-Raphaelite Society’s John Pickard Essay Prize for his essay “The Best of the Brethren.”  His story “The Widow Interview” was first published in Above Ground. His regular column “Works and Days” appears in the Review of the Pre-Raphaelite Society, and his short story “The Enduring Specimen” appeared in the May 2009 issue of the Historical Novel Society’s magazine Solander. He also occasionally practices and writes about law.

Jorge was born in New York, grew up in south Florida and Texas, and has since lived in Boston, London, Mexico City and, most recently, Washington, DC.

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