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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.

From the heart of the Andes comes Taos chef Roberto Joe Najarro-Huaman

Peruvian cuisine is as varied and rich as a colorful Andean tapestry. Hearty indigenous ingredients have mixed with Spanish, Japanese and African culinary traditions, resulting in a fusion of cultures and flavors. Originally published in Taos News Photos: Katharine Egli … Continue reading

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Two beauty experts converge under one roof at Yucca Plaza

If your New Year’s resolutions include taking better care of your skin, Missy’s Organic Skincare and Spa and Bella Pelle (two businesses under one roof at Yucca Plaza) will help you achieve your goal. Originally published in Taos News “We … Continue reading

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Laura Oest: For the love of food and family

There are many reasons why people open their own businesses. For Laura Oest, the reason behind Stella’s Restaurant 210 is her eight-year-old daughter, Stella Oest Romero. Originally published in Taos News “I am homeschooling Stella and want to spend as … Continue reading

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Danielle Kennedy’s spirit figures blend the commonplace, sacred

Kachinas have been originally used by Native people for religious and ceremonial purposes, but they are also sought after by museums and personal collectors. Story and pictures originally published in Taos News They are made to represent spirits of the natural … Continue reading

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We are inviting previously unpublished contributions for an anthology of Contemporary US Latin@ Plays written in Spanish. This volume seeks to fill the gaps in published resources about US Latin@ plays written and performed in Spanish. US Latin@ theatre in … Continue reading

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The gift of beauty

“If you want to make your family and friends happy this holiday, give them the gift of beauty,” says Montserrat Oyanedel. Originally published in Taos News Oyanedel is the creator, with Kristel McKanna, of the first Taos hemp-based skincare company, … Continue reading

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Quality pet food at an affordable price

When Diane Dau moved from Minneapolis to Taos 9 years ago she immediately thought about starting her own business. Originally published in Taos News “But I waited several years because I needed to know the area first,” she said. “The … Continue reading

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