Cristina García is the bestselling author of five novels: Dreaming in Cuban, The Agüero Sisters, Monkey Hunting, A Handbook to Luck, and The Lady Matador’s Hotel (coming in September 2010). Her book of poetry, The Lesser Tragedy of Death is also due out in 2010.
García’s work has been nominated for a National Book Award and translated into a dozen languages. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, and an NEA grant, among others.
Born in Havana and raised in New York, Garcia reaches deep into Cuban family life. Without slogans or stereotypes, she explores in her work the impact of the revolution on Cubans, at home and in the U.S. Her personal storytelling style and powerful imagery combine for a unique and memorable reading experience that gets better with each new book.
I recently had the great opportunity to meet up with Cristina Garcia and discuss her work and her life – and her two new books scheduled for release in 2010! Please take a few more minutes and read the interview at LA Books Examiner.