Stories of Cuba, the Southwest and Beyond



Award-winning Cuban author and playwright Teresa Dovalpage  is the author of five published novels, including: A Girl like Che Guevara (Soho Press, 2004), Muerte de un murciano en La Habana (Death of a Murcian in Havana, Anagrama, 2006), and El difunto Fidel (The Late Fidel, Renacimiento, 2011). Death of a Murcian in Havana was runner-up for the 2006 Herralde Award in Spain, and The Late Fidel won the Rincon de la Victoria Award in Spain in 2009. Teresa has a PhD in Spanish literature and is a professor at UNM-Taos. In The Astral Plane: Stories of Cuba, the Southwest and Beyond (University of New Orleans Press, 2012), the reader travels from the streets of Havana to the mountains of New Mexico. Loud-mouthed, funny and insightful, some stories flirt with magical realism; others explore love affairs gone wrong. Midwest Book Review’s Mayra Calvani refers to The Astral Plane as “another fine accomplishment by one of out most talented Latina writers these days.” In our July 16th event, Teresa will answer questions about The Astral Plane, her other books, and her experience as a bilingual author as well as her former life in Cuba and her present adventures in Taos — a charmed and charming town in northern New Mexico. Three lucky participants will win a signed copy ofThe Astral Plane. Watch the trailer of The Astral Plane here.

About dovalpage

Teresa Dovalpage was born in Havana and now lives in Taos, New Mexico. She has a Ph.D. in Spanish literature and teaches at UNM Taos. She also freelances for Taos News, Profile, Hispanic Executive and other publications. A bilingual author, she has published eight novels, six in Spanish and two in English, two collections of short stories in Spanish and one in English. Her English-language novels are A Girl like Che Guevara (Soho Press, 2004) and Habanera, a Portrait of a Cuban Family (Floricanto Press, 2010). Her collection of short stories The Astral Plane, Stories of Cuba, the Southwest and Beyond was published by the University of New Orleans Press in 2012. In her native Spanish she has authored the novels Muerte de un murciano en La Habana (Death of a Murcian in Havana, Anagrama, 2006, a runner-up for the Herralde Award in Spain), El difunto Fidel (The late Fidel, Renacimiento, 2011, that won the Rincon de la Victoria Award in Spain in 2009), Posesas de La Habana (Haunted Ladies of Havana, PurePlay Press, 2004), La Regenta en La Habana (Edebe Group, Spain, 2012,) Orfeo en el Caribe(Atmósfera Literaria, Spain, 2013) and El retorno de la expatriada (The expat’s return, Egales, Spain, 2014). Her short novel Las Muertas de la West Mesa (The West Mesa Murders, based on a real event) is currently being published in serialized format by Taos News.
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