Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Poetry Born: 1956 in Havana, Cuba Sites:
Illinois ConnectionObejas moved to Chicago in 1979 and lived there for many years.
Biographical and Professional InformationAchy Obejas is a Cuban-American writer, translator, and activist whose work focusing on personal and national identity has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Fifth Wednesday Journal, TriQuarterly, Another Chicago Magazine and many other publications. She is the author of various books, including the award-winning novel Days of Awe and the best-selling poetry chapbook This Is What Happened in Our Other Life. The editor of Akashic’s critically acclaimed crime-fiction anthology Havana Noir, she is also the author of Ruins, and the translator (into Spanish) for Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Currently, she is a writer/editor for Netflix. Born in Havana, she continues to spend extended time there but currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
*''Days of Awe'', Ballantine Books, 2001 *''Memory Mambo: A Novel'', Cleis, 1996 *''Ruins'', Akaschic Books, 2009 *''This Is What Happened in Our Other Life'', A Midsummer Night's Press, 2007 *''We Came All The Way From Cuba So You Could Dress Like This'', Cleis, 1994