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Brian Nelson

Brian Nelson is a former Fulbright Scholar who holds degrees in international relations, economics, and creative writing (fiction). His first book, The Silence and the Scorpion: The Coup against Chávez and the Making of Modern Venezuela , was named one of the Best Books of 2009 by The Economist. His work has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review , Christian Science Monitor , and the Southern Humanities Review, among others. He lives in Colorado with his wife and two children.