Elizabeth Horan has published nine books in the Literature of the Americas. A highly regarded writer, editor and translator who greatly enjoys teaching, she works in the areas of biography, archives and personal letters, digital humanities, gender studies, and poetry. Her work has received research support and prizes from the Organization of American States, the US State Department Fulbright program and the National Endowment for the Humanities, among others, plus writing residencies in New York and Spain. At ASU, she has been Chair of the English Department. She regularly develops, updates and teaches courses in Spy and Detective Fiction and Film, World War II Literature, Latin American and U.S. Literature and Culture, and Literature by Nobel Laureates. A dedicated and adventurous traveler, she is curious about people and the world and is proud of the many students whom she has helped to develop and hone their skills as researchers, writers and creative communicators.
Dr. Horan's current project is the first documentary biography of the first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, a poet, educator, journalist and diplomat. This multi-archival study, drawn from a huge trove of materials kept secret for over fifty years, applies the methods of Anglo-American biography to a Chilean subject. Tbe first volume of Solo me halla quien me ama: la vida de Gabriela Mistral (Only those who love me will find me: the life of Gabriela Mistral) will be published in Spanish in March 2022.