Eduardo González Viaña is a Peruvian writer, journalist and emeritus professor of Western Oregon University. Author of novels, short stories and essays, he has won and been nominated for various awards including, in 2016, as a finalist for the Premio Planeta de Novela for El Camino de Santiago
. His novel, Sarita Colonia Viene Volando
, unpublished in English, tells the story of the Limenian folk saint, Sarita Colonia, through the accounts of her disenfranchised devotees, who carry her story with them beyond Lima, beyond Peru, across the South American continent to the borders of the United States, where they seek clandestine entry.