Marcello Di Cintio’s first book, Harmattan: Wind Across West Africa, won the Henry Kreisel Award for Best First Book. His second book, Poets and Pahlevans: A Journey Into the Heart of Iran, won the Wilfred Eggleston Prize. Walls was longlisted for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-fiction and the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-fiction. Di Cintio has also written for numerous magazines, journals, and newspapers, including the Walrus, EnRoute, and the Globe and Mail. He lives in Calgary.
Ofelia asked if I would like to see the Wall. We got into my car and she guided me along the paths to the border. It was quiet. Ofelia was quiet too and her presence lent the scene a kind of sacred stillness. She told me we were lucky -- the silence was too often punctured by helicopters and Border Patrol ATVs.
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