Ask your local bookseller to order copies for their store — publication date set for July 11, 2017!
Achy is one of many wonderful contributors to Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times, an anthology of 31 original letters written in the weeks after the election of president Donald Trump from novelists, poets and political thinkers including Celeste Ng, Hari Kunzru and Karen Joy Fowler. Edited by Carolina De Robertis, it will be published May 2.
January 15, 2017 at Mills College in Oakland.
Join us for the final event in our semi-annual Translation Festival!
Award-winning novelist and translator Achy Obejas will sit down with award-winning novelist Cristina Garcia to talk the craft of writing, the process of being translated, and more. We hope to see you at this event with these two stunning writers.
Location: Mills Hall Living Room
Mills College campus | 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613
Hear Achy on “Morning Edition” on NPR discussing the death of Fidel Castro and her article about it in the New York Times. Listen here.
World Literature Today’s list of 75 Notable Translations in 2016 includes Achy’s translation of Papi by Rita Indiana. Check it out in good company here.
“Who would I be if Fidel’s revolution hadn’t happened and my parents hadn’t left? Who would those who remained on the island be if those of us who left had stayed by their side? Who would any of us be if Fidel hadn’t caused this rupture in our lives?”
Achy Obejas on the death of Fidel Castro, here and in print in the New York Times.