Dariel Suarez was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. He immigrated to the United States with his family in 1997, during the island’s economic crisis known as The Special Period. He’s the author of the chapbook In The Land of Tropical Martyrs, available from Backbone Press.
Dariel earned his M.F.A. in fiction at Boston University, where he was a Global Fellow, and is one of the founding editors of Middle Gray Magazine. He has taught creative writing at Boston University, the Boston Arts Academy, Boston University’s Metropolitan College, and is now the Head of Faculty and Curriculum at GrubStreet. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous publications, including Michigan Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, North American Review, Southern Humanities Review, The Florida Review, WBUR’s Cognoscenti, and The Caribbean Writer, where his work was awarded the First Lady Cecile de Jongh Literary Prize.
Dariel’s first novel, THE PLAYWRIGHT’S HOUSE, and his story collection, A KIND OF SOLITUDE, both set in his native Cuba, are currently on submission. He resides in the Boston area with his loving wife and his mischievous cat, Lyoto.