Isaac Goldemberg Distinguished Professor Humanities Department He is a renowned Latino poet and fiction writer whose works are known throughout Latin America and often appear in the book review section of the New York Times. Meet Isaac Goldemberg, Professor of Humanities. Peruvian born Isaac Goldemberg is a professor in the Humanities Department, director of the Latin American Writers Institute, and editor of Brújula/Compass; a bilingual journal devoted to Latin American literature. Before joining Hostos Community College, he taught at New York University for 16 years. He is the author of several books including his internationally acclaimed novel La vida a plazos de don Jacobo Lerner (The Fragmented Life of Don Jacobo Lerner), which was described in the New York Times Book Review as "a moving exploration of the human condition." His poetry, fiction, and essays have been translated into several languages and published in numerous magazines and anthologies in Latin America, Europe and the Unite States. His most recent publication is El Gran Libro de América Judía ("The Big Book of Jewish Latin America," Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1998), a 2000 page anthology of Latin American Jewish writing. In 1977 he received the Nuestro Award in Fiction and in 1996 the Nathaniel Judah Jacobson Award in recognition for his work as a writer.