Stories of the Caribbean and Beyond: Teresa Dovalpage on The Astral Plane, Anne Fountain on Disconnect/Desencuentro, and Diana McCaulay on Huracan Saturday, Nov. 17, 2:00 p.m., Room 8316 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
Author(s) and Guest(s)
In her short-story collection,
The Astral Plane: Stories of Cuba, the Southwest and Beyond (UNO Press, $18.95) Teresa Dovalpage takes readers from the streets of Havana to a New Mexico town. Loud-mouthed, funny, and insightful, the collection is a song to life and multiculturalism. Cuban author and playwright Teresa Dovalpage is the author of five novels, including Death of a Murcian in Havana and The Late Fidel.
Nacida en Cuba, reside en Taos, Nuevo México. Tiene un doctorado en literatura hispanoamericana y es profesora de la UNM Taos. Es autora de cinco novelas, de varias recopilaciones de cuentos y dos obras de teatro. Escribe indistintamente en español e inglés. En su producción figuran: Posesas de la Habana, Pureplay Press (2004), A Girl Like Che Guevara (2004), Muerte de un murciano en La Habana, (2006), Por culpa de Candela (2008), Habanera: A Portrait of a Cuban Family (2010). Fue finalista del premio Herralde de Novela 2006 con su novela
Muerte de un murciano en La Habana y ganadora, en 2009, del premio de Novela Corta Rincón de la Victoria con su obra El difunto Fidel C.
Presenta en la Feria
Llevarás luto por Franco (Atmósfera literaria), una colección de cuentos que van, en todo momento, cambiando los puntos de vista para deleitarnos con una situación tan curiosa como la que da título al libro. Anne Fountain
Anne Fountain is Professor of Spanish at San José State University and is a specialist on José Martí and the influence of the United States on his life and work. She has written extensively on José Martí in both English and Spanish. Her book
José Martí and U.S. Writers was published by the University Press of Florida in 2003. Her most recent work is Disconnect/ Desencuentro ( Cubanabooks, $15.95), a bilingual edition of short stories by Nancy Alonso, with original art by Rafael Morante, which gives readers the double pleasure of savoring the subtle humor and word play that is only fully present in the original Spanish, while accessing a sophisticated translation that illuminates Cuban culture. Diana McCaulay
In Diana McCaulay’s novel
Huracan (Peepal Tre Press, $21.95) a woman returns to Jamaica after fifteen years away in New York to find her estranged father and discover whether she has a place she can call home. She is faced with the complexities of being white in a black country, and of being called to account for the oppressive history of white slave owners and black slaves. “. . . a wonderful read and a welcome addition to every Caribbeanist library."— The Sunday Observer. McCaulay is an award winning Jamaican writer and a lifelong resident of its capital city Kingston. She is also the author of the novel Dog-Heart. Schedule
Miami Book Fair International * Miami Dade College
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132
Room 8316 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)