Photo: Chris Turner
I was born in Havana, Cuba and now live in the artistic, gorgeous, fascinating and at times exasperating town of Taos, in northern New Mexico.
I have a Ph.D. in Latin American literature from the University of New Mexico and currently work as a Spanish instructor at UNM Taos. I also work as a freelancer for our local newspaper, Taos News, where I write two weekly columns, one in Spanish for El Crepúsculo and other about businesses. Most of the posts found in the Home section of this blog are articles that I have written for Taos News. I also freelance for Hispanic Executive, Modern Counsel and other magazines.
I am the author of eight published novels: A Girl like Che Guevara (Soho Press, 2004), Posesas de La Habana (Haunted ladies of Havana, PurePlay Press, 2004), Muerte de un murciano en La Habana (Death of a Murcian in Havana, Anagrama, 2006, which was 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), Habanera, A Portrait of a Cuban Family (Floricanto Press, 2010), La Regenta en La Habana ( Edebe, Spain, 2012), Orfeo en el Caribe (Atmósfera Literaria, 2013) and El retorno de la expatriada (Egales, Spain, 2014). I also wrote three collections of short stories: ¡Por culpa de Candela! (Floricanto Press, 2009), Llevarás Luto por Franco (Atmósfera Literaria, 2012, see trailer here), and The Astral Plane: Stories of Cuba, the Southwest and Beyond (University of New Orleans Press, 2012) see trailer here.
My 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.
I have written two theater plays: La hija de La Llorona (The Wailing Woman’s Daughter) and Hasta que el mortgage nos separe (Until mortgage do us part). Both have been staged in Chicago by Aguijon Theater. My articles, reviews and short stories have appeared in Rosebud, Latino Today, Afro-Hispanic Review, Baquiana, La Peregrina, Letras Femeninas, El Nuevo Herald, The Taos News, Más New Mexico and other publications.
I have implemented a creative writing workshop in Spanish, Cómo escribir y publicar su cuento (How to write and publish your short story). More information about it here
My Spanish language blog is here
To contact me, please write to DOVALPAGE@aol.com
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