Achy Obejas

Achy Obejas is the author of the forthcoming Boomerang/Bumerán, a bilingual poetry collection, as well as The Tower of the Antilles, which was a finalist for the 2018 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, among other honors. Her novels include Ruins and Days of Awe, which was a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year.
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Achy Obejas

Achy Obejas is the author of the forthcoming Boomerang/Bumerán, a bilingual poetry collection, as well as The Tower of the Antilles, which was a finalist for the 2018 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, among other honors. Her novels include Ruins and Days of Awe, which was a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. Her poetry chapbook, This is What Happened in Our Other Life, was both a critical hit and a national bestseller. As a translator, Havana-born Achy has worked with Wendy Guerra, Rita Indiana, Junot Díaz, and Megan Maxwell, among others. A recipient of a United States Artists Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a CINTAS Foundation Fellowship, among other awards, she is currently a writer/editor for Netflix and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Photo credit: Rachel Beser)

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