Achy Obejas is the author of the critically acclaimed novels including The Tower of the Antilles, Ruins and Days of Awe. She edited and translated (into English) the anthology Havana Noir, and has since translated Junot Díaz, Rita Indiana, Wendy Guerra, and many others. In 2014, she was awarded a USA Ford Fellowship for her […]
Personal Moral Culpability in Global Crises: Questions of what we can do and whether it is enough are constant in our country’s current state. Yet, we are not alone in searching for direction in the midst of a crisis, as Lidia Yuknavitch (The Book of Joan), Jonathan Safran Foer (Here I Am), and Achy Obejas […]
University of Nevada, Reno is co-sponsoring this 4th annual literary crawl. There will be a salon and reading on September 15, followed by the literary crawl on September 16. More details TBA.
Join Achy Obejas for a reading and discussion about her newest story collection, The Tower of the Antilles. Free and open to the public.
In celebration of her short story collection The Tower of the Antilles, Achy Objeas will appear in conversation with Cristina García.
This special Saturday night event brings together ten acclaimed authors to explore the concept of “radical hope,” a guiding principle of the Bay Area Book Festival this year and the title of a new anthology conceived by Oakland writer Carolina de Robertis shortly after the latest Presidential election. She asked award-winning novelists, poets, political thinkers, […]
For decades Cuba has been an American obsession, a political flashpoint, and a forbidden paradise of run-down charm, aromatic rum, cigars, and long hot nights filled with music. After Fidel Castro’s Revolution in 1959, the U.S. and Cuba became estranged. Tens of thousands fled, and Americans were shut out. The Cuban economy crumbled. Then came […]