I met one of my favorite writers before she ever published a single story. We were classmates vying for our MFAs in Creative Writing from Florida International University and would smile at each other from across the room. She was shy, but never defensive, in workshop and always strove, really made the effort, to answer questions about her work and decisions on the page as fully as she could....more
Posts Tagged: Havana
Papa: Hemingway in Cuba is a recently released film from director Bob Yari following the maybe-true misadventures of the late Hemingway and his years in Cuba, where he lived, drank, and complained after winning the Nobel Prize for fiction. A young author travels to Havana to learn from his literary idol and a tortured bro-mance blossoms with the Cuban revolution stirring in the background....more
In a museum in Havana there are two skulls...more
Pablo Medina, author of Cuban City Blues, tells us about his nostalgia for 1950s Havana, restored by Guillermo Cabrera Infante’s novel Tres Tristes Tigres.
“The language sizzles and sparkles and reinvents itself so that sound and sense revolve around each other like twin stars....more