Selected Awards and Honors

2009
2007
2006
2000

1999
1991-98
1997

1995


1985-92
1989-91
1975

Writer of the Caribbean, Cartagena, Colombia
International Latino Book Award (Best Novel, Historical Fiction).
El Diario (EL Awards 2006): New York's most distinguished Latinos.
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in General Nonfiction.
New York Foundation for the Arts, Fiction, Artists' Fellowship.
Grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts (Poetry).
Residence at Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York.
Commendation from the Office of Alan G. Hevesi, Comptroller of the City of New York, for "promoting and preserving Latino heritage and culture."
Writer-in-Residence at the New York Writer's Voice, spring 1995.
The 1995 Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses for "The Documentarian" by Jaime Manrique in Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing. (Mention.)
Residence at the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire.
Writer-in-Residence at The New School University, New York.
National Poetry Award "Eduardo Cote Lamus," Cúcuta, Colombia.

Professional Memberships

2000-present
2007
2007
1998-2000
1993-95
1992-95
1992-95

Contributing Editor in Writing, BOMB magazine
Board of Trustees, PEN American Center
Chairperson of The Open Book Committee, PEN American Center
Fellows Executive Committee, The MacDowell Colony
Board of Directors, The Poetry Project, St. Mark's Church
Member of the Admissions Committee, PEN American Center
Board of Directors, CLAGS (Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies), The City University of New York