Karen Abbott is the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City, and American Rose. She has written for the New York Times Book Review, Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian magazine, Salon, and other publications. In her most recent book, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War (Harper Perennial), the “pioneer of sizzle history” (USA Today), tells the spellbinding true story of four women —a socialite, a farmgirl, an abolitionist, and a widow—who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War. Using a wealth of primary source material and interviews with the spies’ descendants, Abbott seamlessly weaves the adventures of these four heroines. With a cast of real-life characters including Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Hawthorne, General Stonewall Jackson, detective Allan Pinkerton, Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, and Emperor Napoleon III, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy draws you into the war as these daring women lived it.
Rania Abouzeid has won the Michael Kelly Award and George Polk Award for foreign reporting, among many other prizes for international journalism. She has written for The New Yorker, Time, Foreign Affairs, Politico, the Guardian, and the Los Angeles Times. A former New America fellow, she lives in Beirut, Lebanon. In No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria (W.W. Norton) Abouzeid tells the tragedy of the Syrian War through the dramatic stories of four young people seeking safety and freedom in a shattered country. Extending back to the first demonstrations of 2011, No Turning Back dissects the tangle of ideologies and allegiances that make up the Syrian conflict. The New Yorker writes of Abouzeid’s book, “[An] unparalleled account of the Syrian uprising, drawing on six years of immersive reporting.”
José Abreu Felippe
Abreu Felippe, José (La Habana, Cuba, 1947) Poeta, narrador, dramaturgo y crítico literario y de teatro. Ha publicado, entre otros, El tiempo afuera (2000), Premio Internacional de Poesía Gastón Baquero y El tiempo sometido (2016), que reúne su poesía escrita entre 1973 y 2016. Como dramaturgo, ha dado a conocer Amar así (1988), Teatro (1998), que reúne cinco obras, y Tres piezas (2010). Ha publicado dos volúmenes de relatos: Cuentos mortales (2003) y Yo no soy vegetariano (2006). Además, ha publicado las novelas que conforman la pentalogía El olvido y la calma. Su libro 121 lecturas (2014) reúne una selección de reseñas de libros publicadas en Miami. En unión de sus hermanos, los también escritores Nicolás y Juan, dio a conocer Habanera fue (1998), un homenaje a su madre fallecida en un accidente. También es autor de Poesía exiliada y pateada (2016), una selección de textos de siete poetas cubanos fallecidos en el exilio. Participa en la feria con su novela Dile adiós a la virgen (Hypermedia), en la que se narra el drama de un hombre que quiere abandonar Cuba y al que le han robado su pasaporte.
Sylvia Acevedo is an award-winning entrepreneur who has earned worldwide recognition for her work in addressing one of society’s most vexing challenges – universal access to education. Sylvia started her career as a rocket scientist at the Jet Propulsion Labs She holds a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering from Stanford University where she was one of the first Hispanics, male or female, to have earned a graduate engineering degree. Acevedo served on the White House Commission for Educational Excellence for Hispanics. She is the author of Path to The Stars (Clarion Books), the inspiring memoir for young readers about a Latina rocket scientist whose early life was transformed by joining the Girl Scouts and who currently serves as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA. A meningitis outbreak in their underprivileged neighborhood left Sylvia Acevedo’s family forever altered. As she struggled in the aftermath of loss, young Sylvia’s life transformed when she joined the Brownies. The Girl Scouts taught her how to take control of her world and nourished her love of numbers and science. With new confidence, Sylvia navigated shifting cultural expectations at school and at home, forging her own trail and going on to become a rocket scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she worked on the Voyager mission’s flyby of Jupiter and its moons and the Solar Polar/Probe missions.
Elliot Ackerman is the author of the novels Dark at the Crossing, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and Green on Blue. His writings have appeared in Esquire, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and The New York Times Magazine, among other publications, and his stories have been included in The Best American Short Stories. He is both a former White House Fellow and Marine and served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart. His latest novel, Waiting for Eden (Knopf) is a breathtakingly spare and shattering new novel that traces the intersection of three star-crossed lives, narrated by a soldier who never made it back home.
Iván Acosta was born in Los Hoyos, a neighborhood in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba. Playwright, theater director, filmmaker, songwriter and producer of Latin Jazz concerts, Acosta has lived in Hell's Kitchen, New York City, since December of 1961, the year he fled Cuba. His play El Super, gained international recognition and migrated to the big screen in 1979, winning more than 20 awards in international film festivals, and hailed as the most important and emblematic film of Cuban exile. Acosta is a founding member of the Cuban Cultural Center of New York (1972). With a Cuban Song in the Heart (Un-Gyve Press) features the artwork from 280 album covers from Iván Acosta's collection of over 5,000 long-playing discs—a collection which hangs in the living room of his New York City home and which includes the two albums that he and his sister smuggled out of Cuba on that August 28th, 1961; and by which he weaves a story of real life passages from his childhood in Santiago de Cuba and "tidbits of history that lay dormant in those album covers," local lore and landmark events. A double album compilation on Un-Gyve Records, packaged as a CD or in an alternate vinyl LP edition, and an exhibition of the album artwork coincides with the publication of With a Cuban Song In The Heart, which includes both the English and Spanish versions of the text. Acosta, Iván (Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, 1943) Dramaturgo, escritor, director de cine y teatro, hace más de cinco décadas que sus creaciones viven entre dos islas: Manhattan, que lo acogió, y Cuba, de donde escapó en una embarcación en 1961. Pero Cuba jamás se ha escapado de él. En 1972 fundó el Centro Cultural Cubano de Nueva York, donde estrenó en 1977 su célebre pieza teatral El super, que luego se convirtió en la película más significativa hecha por cubanos en el exilio. Ha dirigido los largometrajes Amigos, Rosa y el ajusticiador del canalla, Cómo se forma una rumba y Cándido manos de fuego. Ha escrito más de 15 obras, 9 de ellas publicadas por varias editoriales. Presenta en la Feria su más reciente libro Con una canción cubana en el corazón (Ediciones La palma) y la edición aniversario de los 40 años de El super, la reconocida obra teatral que retrata la vida de los exiliados cubanos en los Estados Unidos.
Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach based in San Diego, California. After graduating Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she received a fellowship that allowed her to study West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil. Her website, tomiadeyemi.com, has been named one of the 101 best websites for writers by Writer’s Digest. In the first of her international best-selling Legacy of Orisha fantasy series, Children Of Blood and Bone (Henry Holt), Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger. Entertainment Weekly writes, “Meet Tomi Adeyemi—the new J.K. Rowling. (Yep, she’s that good).”
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah graduated from SUNY Albany and went on to receive his MFA from Syracuse University. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous publications, including Guernica, Compose: A Journal of Simply Good Writing, Printer’s Row, Gravel, and The Breakwater Review, where he was selected by ZZ Packer as the winner of the 2nd Annual Breakwater Review Fiction Contest. Friday Black (Mariner Books) is a piercingly raw debut story collection from a young writer with an explosive voice; a treacherously surreal, and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it’s like to be young and black in America. Entirely fresh in its style and perspective, and sure to appeal to fans of Colson Whitehead, Marlon James, and George Saunders, Friday Black confronts readers with a complicated, insistent, wrenching chorus of emotions, the final note of which, remarkably, is hope.
A successful social entrepreneur, impact investor, inventor, speaker, and lifelong community builder, Radha Agrawal founded Daybreaker, the grassroots, sober early-morning dance phenomenon. What began in 2013 as a social experiment with her friend has grown into a bona fide dance movement with events in 23 cities across North America, Europe, and Asia and over 350,000 loyal community members and is growing rapidly. In this age of unprecedented virtual connectedness, isolation has become a worldwide epidemic. Connectedness is the most significant factor in human happiness. Belong: Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Life (Workman Publishing Company) is a highly energetic and beautifully illustrated guide to discovering where and with whom you fit.
Marc E. Agronin
Marc E. Agronin, MD, a summa cum laude graduate of Harvard University and the Yale School of Medicine, is a board-certified adult and geriatric psychiatrist and the author of How We Age. Since 1999 he has served as the director of mental health services, clinical research, and the outpatient memory center at Miami Jewish Health. He has published essays in the New York Times and Scientific American Mind and writes regularly on aging and retirement issues for the Wall Street Journal. The End of Old Age: Living a Longer, More Purposeful Life (Da Capo Lifelong Books) presents a hopeful and practical model of aging, as well as a guide to understanding how we can all make the journey better.
Aguado, Ladislao (La Habana, 1971) Escritor y periodista que reside en España. Ha publicado las novelas Chantaje y Un adiós para Violeta, Premio Gabriel Sijé en 2007; el volumen de relatos Abril de whisky y viernes en las rocas, Premio Cuentos de Invierno, en 2001) y los poemarios Zona de silencio, Premio Hipálage en 2006; Al final de las tardes todas y Cantar cansa. Ha trabajado como director editorial de la revista de arte La gaveta; del magazine cultural Otrolunes, y de Spanorama, la publicación a bordo de la aerolínea Spanair. Dirige la editorial Hypermedia.
Agüero, Luis (Pinar del Río, Cuba, 1937) Ha publicado los libros De aquí para allá; La vida en dos (Mención Concurso Casa de las Américas; Duelo a primera sangre (Premio Concurso Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba) y La vuelta del difunto Caballero; Desengaño cruel. Ha ejercido el periodismo escrito, radial y televisivo en Cuba, Venezuela y Estados Unidos. Participa en el homenaje póstumo que la Feria le rinde al gran escritor cubano José Lorenzo Fuentes.
Rumana Ahmed interned in the Office of Presidential Correspondence before becoming a full-time White House staffer. During her time at the National Security Council, she served as a senior advisor in the Office for Global Engagement and Strategic Communications. She worked on efforts to advance relations with Cuba and Laos, promote global entrepreneurship among women and youth, and advise the President’s engagements with Muslim Americans. She is a contributor to West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House (Penguin Books), in which the Obama White House staff invites us behind-the-scenes of history for a deeply personal and moving look at the presidency and how the president’s staff can change the nation. In these moving and revealing personal stories, eighteen Obama staffers bring us deep inside the presidency, offering intimate accounts of how they made it to the White House, what they witnessed, and what they accomplished there. From the triumphs of Obamacare and marriage equality to the tragedy of the Charleston shooting, this book tells the history of the Obama presidency through the men and women who worked tirelessly to support his vision for America. More than just a history though, West Wingers is an inspiring call to arms for public service, a testament to the possibility of real social change, and a powerful demonstration of what true diversity, inclusivity, and progress can look like in America.
Mohammed Al Samawi
Born in Yemen to a pair of middle-class doctors, Mohammed Al Samawi was a devout Muslim raised to think of Christians and Jews as his enemy. But when Mohammed was twenty-three, he secretly received a copy of the Bible, and what he read cast doubt on everything he’d previously believed. After connecting with Jews and Christians on social media, and at various international interfaith conferences, Al Samawi became an activist. Then came the death threats. The Fox Hunt: A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America (William Morrow) is Al Samawi’s moving story of war, friendship, and hope in which he recounts his harrowing escape from a brutal civil war in Yemen with the help of a daring plan engineered on social media by a small group of interfaith activists in the West.
Alatriste, Sealtiel (Ciudad México, México, 1949) Narrador y ensayista mexicano. Obtuvo simultáneamente las licenciaturas en Administración de Empresas y en Letras Españolas por la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) y posteriormente la maestría en Estudios Latinoamericanos por la Universidad de Cambridge, Inglaterra, con la tesis The English Roots of Jorge Luis Borges (1974). Fue fundador de la librería El Juglar (1973). Ha sido director de Editorial Nueva Imagen; de Alianza Editorial Mexicana, dentro del Grupo Editorial Patria; así como de Aguilar, Altea, Taurus y Alfaguara, en el Grupo Santillana, y director de Comunicación y Coordinación Editorial, Grupo Santillana, para México y América Latina. Fue Cónsul General de México en Barcelona de 2001 a 2003. Vivió en Barcelona hasta 2006 escribiendo para el periódico Reforma de México, El Periódico de Cataluña, Revista de la Universidad de México y La Revista de Occidente, además de asesorar a instituciones culturales y empresas editoriales. Ha sido director de Literatura de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Coordinador de Difusión Cultural en la misma UNAM y productor ejecutivo de “Creadores Universitarios”, un informativo que produce Televisa, a través de FOROTV, en colaboración con la UNAM. Recibió el Premio Internacional de Novela Planeta/Joaquín Mortiz 1994 con la obra Verdad de amor. Ha publicado también las siguientes novelas: Por vivir en Quinto Patio (1994), Tan pordiosero el cuerpo (1987), Quien sepa de amores (1994), En defensa de la envidia (1992), La misma historia (1995), Los desiertos del alma (1997), El daño (2000), Conjura en la Arcadia (2003), Besos pintados de carmín (2008) y Ensayo sobre la ilusión (2011).
Rafael Alcides Pérez
Alcides Pérez, Rafael (Bayamo, Cuba, 1933 - La Habana, 2018) Escritor, poeta y productor, director y guionista de radio. Dio a conocer a los poetas cubanos a través del programa En su lugar la poesía. Colaborador de las revistas Unión, Casa de las Américas y La Gaceta de Cuba. En 1965 obtuvo mención en el Concurso Casa de las Américas por su novela Contracastro, pero esta nunca fue publicada. Perteneció a la segunda promoción de la llamada “generación poética del cincuenta”, junto con Fayad Jamís, Pablo Armando Fernández y Antón Arrufat, casi todos cultivadores del coloquialismo. Premio Nacional de Literatura Independiente Gastón Baquero 2015. Su producción poética comprende Himnos de montaña (1961), Gitana (1962), La pata de palo (1967), Agradecido como un perro (1983), Nadie (1993), Noche en el recuerdo (1989) y Y se mueren, y vuelven, y se mueren (1989). La narrativa del autor consta de los siguientes títulos: Libreta de viaje (2011), El anillo de Ciro Capote (2011) y Un cuento de hadas que acaba mal (2011), y también es suyo el libro de crónicas Memorias del porvenir (2011), Premio Café Bretón & Bodegas Olarra. La Feria del Libro de Miami le rinde homenaje con la presentación de su novela Contracastro, publicada póstumamente por la editorial Eriginal Books.
Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times bestselling author of 28 books, including Swing, Solo, and Rebound, the follow-up to his Newbery-medal winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. The 2018 NEA Read Across America Ambassador, Kwame is also the host and producer of the literary variety/talk show, Bookish, which airs on Facebook Watch, the cofounding director of the LEAP for Ghana initiative, and the Founding Editor of VERSIFY, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers. In his latest book, Swing (Blink), Alexander presents a free-verse poetic story that will speak to anyone who’s struggled to find their voice and take a swing at life. Things usually do not go as planned for seventeen-year-old Noah. He and his best friend Walt (aka Swing) have been cut from the high school baseball team for the third year in a row, and it looks like Noah’s love interest since third grade, Sam, will never take it past the “best friend” zone. While Walt is hitting balls out of the park and catching the eye of the baseball coach, Noah composes anonymous love letters to Sam in an attempt to write his way into her heart. But as things are looking up for Noah and Walt, a chain of events alters everything Noah knows to be true about love, friendship, sacrifice, and fate.
Sandy Allen is a writer, speaker, editor and teacher. Their essays and features stories have been published by BuzzFeed News, CNN Opinion, Bon Appétit's Healthyish and Pop-Up Magazine. Sandy was previously BuzzFeed News' deputy features editor. They also founded and ran the online-only literary quarterly Wag's Revue. Sandy's work focuses on constructs of normalcy, including psychiatric disability and gender. Sandy is nonbinary trans. In A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story About Schizophrenia (Scribner), Allen translates the autobiography of their schizophrenic uncle, artfully creating a gripping coming-of-age story that illuminates the experience of living with schizophrenia like never before. The LA Times writes, “A bracing work of art and a loving tribute to a man whose voice, no matter how unpolished, deserves to be heard."
Steve Almond is the author of eight books of fiction and non-fiction, including the New York Times Bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. His short stories have been anthologized widely, in the Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize, Best American Erotica, and Best American Mysteries series. His essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, and elsewhere. He teaches at the Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at Harvard and hosts the New York Times podcast “Dear Sugars” with fellow writer Cheryl Strayed. Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country (Red Hen Press) Almond argues that in order to explain the rise of Donald Trump, we must confront our cultural delusions: our obsession with entertainment, sports, and political parody, the degeneration of our free press into a for-profit industry, our enduring pathologies of race, class, immigration, and tribalism. Almond looks to literary voices―from Melville to Orwell, from Bradbury to Baldwin―to help explain the roots of our moral erosion as a people.
Felipe Alou serves as the special assistant to the general manager for the San Francisco Giants. He is an inductee in both the Canadian and the Latino Baseball Hall of Fame He is the author of Alou: My Baseball Journey (University of Nebraska Press). Growing up in a tiny shack in the Dominican Republic, Felipe Alou never dreamed he would be the first man to go from his country to play and manage in Major League Baseball and also the first to play in the World Series. Battling racism in the United States and political turmoil in his home country, Alou persevered, paving the way for younger brothers Matty and Jesús and scores of other Dominicans. Alou played seventeen years in the Major Leagues, accumulating more than two thousand hits and two hundred home runs, and then managed another fourteen four with the San Francisco Giants and ten with the Montreal Expos, where he became the winningest manager in franchise history. Publishers Weekly writes, “This is a powerful memoir of a remarkable player who made a lasting impact on America's pastime.”
Martin Amado is a TV personality, interior decorator, lifestyle expert, and author. He can be seen as host/designer on So Flo Home Project, airing Saturdays at 11am on WPLG Local 10, an ABC affiliate in South Florida. He is currently host of branded content on the ION @HOME segments seen on ION Television and is a décor contributor to Un Nuevo Día, Telemundo's national morning program. Martin works exclusively with his clients through his home styling company, The WOW Factor!, Inc. He is the author of One-Day Room Makeovers: How to Get the Designer Look for Less with Three Easy Steps (Page Street Publishing), the ultimate guide to creating a gorgeous home that reflects your best, most beautiful self. Design expert and “makeover maestro” Martin Amado reveals the 3-step method he uses to create dramatic room makeovers for his clients in only one day. From walls to furniture to accessories, learn how to decorate rooms of any style in layers like a professional designer. Overflowing with stunning color photographs and illustrations, savvy design advice and DIY décor projects, this book makes it easy to give your home the designer look for less!
Jonathan Ames is a columnist, author, screenwriter, raconteur and sometime pugilist who resides in New York City. He is the author of several collections of journalism and novels including I Pass Like Night and Wake Up, Sir! He is the author of The Alcoholic (Vertigo). In the proud tradition of drunken writers everywhere . . . comes the tale of Jonathan A., a boozed-up, coked-out, sexually confused, hopelessly romantic-and of course, entirely fictional-novelist who bears only a coincidental resemblance to real-life author Jonathan Ames, critically acclaimed author of Wake Up, Sir!, The Extra Man, and What's Not to Love as well as HBO's Bored to Death and Starz's Blunt Talk. Featuring gritty, yet poignant artwork by Dean Haspiel (The Quitter), The Alcoholic marks Ames' hilarious yet heartbreaking graphic novel debut. This tenth anniversary edition hardcover also features a new afterword by Jonathan Ames as well as a special behind-the-scenes artist section! Now a major motion picture starring Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here (Pushkin) is a gritty, harrowing story of corruption and one man's violent quest for vengeance. Joe has witnessed things that cannot be erased. A former FBI agent and Marine, his abusive childhood has left him damaged beyond repair. He has completely withdrawn from the world and earns his living rescuing girls who have been kidnapped into the sex trade. When he's hired to save the daughter of a corrupt New York senator held captive at a Manhattan brothel, he stumbles into a dangerous web of conspiracy, and he pays the price. As Joe's small web of associates are picked off one by one, he realizes that he has no choice but to take the fight to the men who want him dead.
Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory University. She is the author of White Rage, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, Bourgeois Radicals, and Eyes off the Prize. She has been named a Guggenheim Fellow for Constitutional Studies. In One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy (Bloomsbury Publishing), Anderson follows the astonishing story of government-dictated racial discrimination unfolding before our very eyes as more and more states adopt voter suppression laws. And with vivid characters, she explores the resistance: the organizing, activism, and court battles to restore the basic right to vote to all Americans as the nation gears up for the 2018 midterm elections.
Andricaín, Sergio (La Habana, Cuba, 1956) Escritor, editor e investigador literario. Licenciado en Sociología en la Universidad de La Habana. Fue investigador del Centro de Investigaciones Culturales Juan Marinello, del Ministerio de Cultura de Cuba, y oficial de proyectos del Centro Regional para el Fomento del Libro en América Latina y el Caribe, en Colombia. Ha publicado libros para niños y jóvenes como La noche más noche (2017), Dragones en el cielo (2016), Libro secreto de los duendes (2008), Hace muchísimo tiempo (2005) y Un zoológico en casa (2005). Dirige la Fundación Cuatrogatos (www.cuatrogatos.org), fundada por él junto al escritor Antonio Orlando Rodríguez. Participa en el Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura y en el encuentro de autores con estudiantes de español de las escuelas públicas con la selección de poesía de escritores iberoamericanos Arcoíris de poesía (Lectorum).
Anesio, Félix (Guantánamo, Cuba, 1959) Poeta y narrador. Reside en Miami. Ha publicado el libro de relatos Crónicas aldeanas y la traducción de esta obra al inglés A Tale of Two Villages (2011 y 2012), así como los poemarios La cosecha (2013) y El ojo de la gaviota (2015). Sus poemas aparecen en varias antologías de Estados Unidos, Cuba y España. Ha obtenido dos premios editoriales Carmen Luisa Pinto en narrativa y poesía. Escribe el blog artístico literario cronicasaldeanas.blogspot.com desde el 2010. Presenta en la Feria su nueva obra Los cuervos y la infamia (Betania), un poemario que aboga por la justicia y la dignidad humana.
Rae Armantrout holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in creative writing from San Francisco State University. She has published numerous books of poetry, including Partly: New and Selected Poems, 2001–2015; Itself ; Versed, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2010; Next Life, selected by the New York Times as one of the most notable books of 2007; Up to Speed, a finalist for the PEN Center USA Award in Poetry; Veil: New and Selected Poems, also a finalist for the PEN Center USA Award; Made To Seem; and The Invention of Hunger. Part of the first generation of Language poets on the West Coast, her work has been praised for syntax that borders on everyday speech while grappling with questions of deception and distortion in both language and consciousness.
Arrufat, Antón (Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, 1935) Dramaturgo, poeta, novelista, cuentista, ensayista, editor y periodista. Graduado en Filología en la Universidad de la Habana en 1979. Ha publicado las novelas La caja está cerrada (1984), Premio de la Crítica 1985, y La noche del aguafiestas (2000), Premio de la Crítica; las obras de teatro El vivo al pollo (1961), Los siete contra Tebas (1968), Premio José Antonio Ramos; La tierra permanente (1987), Premio de la Crítica 1987; La divina Fanny (1995) y Las tres partes del criollo (2003); los poemarios En claro (1962), Repaso final (1964), Escrito en las puertas (1968), La huella en la arena (1986), Lirios sobre un fondo de espadas (1995) y El viejo carpintero (1999); los volúmenes de cuento Mi antagonista y otras observaciones (1963), ¿Qué harás después de mí? (1988), Ejercicios para hacer de la esterilidad virtud (1998) y Los privilegios del deseo (2007), y los libros de ensayo Las pequeñas cosas (1988), Virgilio Piñera: entre él y yo (1995), El hombre discursivo (2005) y La máscara de Talía (2008). Recibió en el año 2000 el Premio Nacional de Literatura de Cuba y el Premio Alejo Carpentier de novela. Presenta este año Teatro completo (Hypermedia).
Raymond Arsenault is the John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. One of the nation’s leading civil rights historians, he is the author of several acclaimed and prize-winning books, including Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice and The Sound of Freedom: Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Concert That Awakened America. He is the author of Arthur Ashe: A Life (Simon & Schuster), the first comprehensive, authoritative biography of American icon Arthur Ashe—the Jackie Robinson of men’s tennis—a pioneering athlete who, after breaking the color barrier, went on to become an influential civil rights activist and public intellectual. In this revelatory biography, Raymond Arsenault chronicles Ashe’s rise to stardom on the court. But much of the book explores his off-court career as a human rights activist, philanthropist, broadcaster, writer, businessman, and celebrity. Based on prodigious research, including more than one hundred interviews, Raymond Arsenault’s insightful and compelling biography puts Ashe in the context of both his time and the long struggle of African-American athletes seeking equal opportunity and respect.
Arianna Arteaga Quintero
Arteaga Quintero, Arianna (Boston, Estados Unidos) Escritora, periodista y fotógrafa. Aunque nació en Estados Unidos, creció en Venezuela. Egresada como Comunicadora Social en la Universidad Monteávila, Caracas. Ha escrito para revistas, trabajado para la radio y realizado programas de televisión; también ha dirigido y protagonizado web shows en Venezuela y Latinoamérica. Trabajó algunos años como profesora de fotografía en la Escuela Foto Arte. Para los niños ha escrito Guachipira va de viaje (2016), cuento ilustrado que compartirá con niños que estudian español en las escuelas públicas de Miami. También intervendrá en el Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura en la mesa Más libros, más libres: Lectura y pensamiento.
Alexia Arthurs was born and raised in Jamaica and moved with her family to Brooklyn when she was twelve. A graduate of Hunter College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she has been published in Granta, The Sewanee Review, Small Axe, Virginia Quarterly Review, Vice, and The Paris Review, which awarded her the Plimpton Prize in 2017. She is the author of How to Love a Jamaican: Stories (Ballantine Books). O: The Oprah Magazine writes, “This dazzling debut marks the emergence of a knockout new voice.” Tenderness and cruelty, loyalty and betrayal, ambition and regret—Alexia Arthurs navigates these tensions to extraordinary effect in her debut collection about Jamaican immigrants and their families back home. Sweeping from close-knit island communities to the streets of New York City and midwestern university towns, these eleven stories form a portrait of a nation, a people, and a way of life.