Short story by Steven Byrd published in the Owen Wister Review

August 19, 2013

The Owen Wister Review, the University of Wyoming's journal of arts and literature, has published a short story by Steven Byrd, Ph.D., associate professor of Spanish & Portuguese and director of UNE's Latin American Studies minor. 

The short story, "Garota," is a fictional account of the composing of the famous Brazilian song "Garota de Ipanema" ("The girl from Ipanema"), which was written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes in the early 1960s. The story also deals with some of the social and political issues of Brazil of that time.