Achy Obejas

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Achy Obejas is a Cuban-American poet, writer and journalist. She has published three novels, Memory Mambo (1996), Day of Awe (2001) and Ruins (2009), a collection of short stories, We Came All the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This? (1994), a poetry collection, This is What Happened in Our Other Life (2007), and was editor and translator of the Akashic Noir series’ Havana Noir (2007). In addition to several professional awards for journalism, Achy Obejas has won two Lambda Literary Awards and has been a National Endowment for the Arts fellow in poetry.

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Click here to buy Achy Obejas’s books.

Read an interview by Marika Preziuso.

Read an interview by Tracy Baim.

Read an interview with Achy Obejas from the Sunday Salon.

Read The New York Times‘s review of Ruins.

Read the Los Angeles Times‘s review of Ruins.

Visit the Jewish Reader‘s page on Days of Awe.

Watch a video of a panel discussion featuring Achy Obejas and Mark Doty at the Chicago Humanities Festival.

Watch a video of Achy Obejas reading from Ruins.