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Every year, Litro publishes international editions focusing on different parts of the globe.
In the West, Cuba has become a state of mind more than a real place. We worked with some of today’s finest Cuban writers of fiction – both on and off the island – whose work offers a mosaic of experience, a truer representation of reality than any single point of view could do.
We celebrated this issue with an evening at Waterstone’s Piccadilly, London, on 12 July 2016, holding workshops, readings and talks and a salsa session with live music.
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Writers in this issue include:
- Aida Bahr
- Coco Fusco
- Omar Pérez
- Geandy Pavon
- …and lots, lots more
Bahr is a writer and critic from Holguín, Cuba. She has published four short story collections and two novels. Her latest book, Ofelias, won the Alejo Carpentier Short Story Prize and the Premio de la Critica Literaria.
Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo
Lazo is a writer, blogger and photographer from Havana and based in Reykjavik. He is the editor of Cuba in Splinters and The Revolution Evening Post and authored a digital photobook Abandoned Havana.
Suarez is a Havana born writer of novels, short story collections and travel books. She won the Prix Carbet de la Caraïbe et du Tout-Monde for her book Habana.
Novak is a writer and historian from Havana, and winner of the Premio UNEAC de Novela Cirilo Villaverde for her book Making Of. She also blogs about daily life in Havana at Habana por dentro.
Fusco is a Cuban-American interdisciplinary artist, writer and curator who has performed and been exhibited across the world. Her work explores the relationship between women and society, politics, war and race.
Pérez is a prize-winning poet, essayist and Zen Buddhist monk. His work has received Nicolás Guillén Prize for Poetry and Cuba’s National Critic’s Prize.
Pavon is a painter and photographer from Havana and is now based in New York. His work has been featured in galleries such as the Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami and Galleria Ca' d'Oro in New York.