Wendy Guerra is a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres and was selected for Bogotá 39, the prestigious group of writers from the Hay Bogotá project. In 2015 and 2016, she was a visiting professor at Princeton and UCLA. From an early age, she found success as a poet, publishing her first volume of poetry aged 17 whilst attending the University of Havana. She later pursued studies in filmmaking and hosted a number of TV shows about culture and television on the national Cuban broadcaster. She began to circulate and publish her texts abroad, to great critical acclaim. As a result of this success, she has been considered with suspicion by Cuban intelligence services and has remained largely unpublished in her native country. Revolution Sunday (Melville House) is a novel of glamour, surveillance, and corruption in contemporary Cuba, from an internationally bestselling author–who has never before been translated into English. Cleo, scion of a once-prominent Cuban family and a promising young writer in her own right, travels to Spain to collect a prestigious award. There, Cuban expats view her with suspicion–assuming she’s an informant for the Castro regime. To Cleo’s surprise, that suspicion follows her home to Cuba, where she finds herself under constant surveillance by the government. When she meets and falls in love with a Hollywood filmmaker, she discovers her family is not who she thought they were . . . and neither is the filmmaker. Ploughshares writes that Revolution Sunday is a “riveting, poetic, fever dream of a novel.”
(La Habana, Cuba, 1970)
Narradora y poeta cubana residente en la isla. Graduada de Dirección de Cine en el Instituto Superior de Arte. Ha publicado las novelas Todos se van (2006), Nunca fui primera dama (2008), Posar desnuda en La Habana (2011), Negra (2013) y Domingo de Revolución ( 2016), y los libros de poesía Platea a oscuras, Cabeza rapada y Ropa interior (2009). Ganadora del Premio Bruguera 2006 y del Carbet des Lycéens 2009. Llega a la feria de la mano de Penguin Random House con Historia de un mercenario que coleccionaba obras de arte, novela donde se cuenta la historia de un hombre sin escrúpulos que ofrece sus servicios militares al mejor postor y también participa en la presentación del libro Isla en la luz, publicado por tra.publishing.