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“A Kind of Solitude is a stunning, nuanced illumination of contemporary Cuban life, and Dariel Suarez is a brilliant new talent.” Laura van den Berg, author of The Third Hotel

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First Place at the International Latino Book Awards!

Super excited and grateful to learn that A Kind of Solitude won first place at the International Latino Book Awards for Best Collection of Short Stories in English. It’s been a wonderful year with this little book. Thank you to everyone who’s shown love and support!

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New Review of A Kind of Solitude

I spent nearly eight years working on this story collection before it found a home, so it was incredibly moving to read this wonderful review in The Kenyon Review, one of my favorite literary journals: “Despite all the light it shines on troubles in Cuban life, A Kind of Solitude is a love letter to Cuba as much as it as a critique of it, full of the heartbreak that comes from loving something flaws and all.”

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International Latino Book Award Finalist!

Learned today that A Kind of Solitude is a finalist for the International Latino Book Awards in the short fiction category.

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Review of A Kind of Solitude

Grateful for this thoughtful review of A Kind of Solitude in The Florida Review:

“Dariel Suarez’s story collection contributes further to the American publishing landscape what Jhumpa Lahiri, Ha Jin, Yiyun Li, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and others like them have helped evolve and enrich—the scope and possibilities of what constitutes the universal experience in literary fiction.”

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David Mura Interview

I was really fortunate to interview David Mura about A STRANGER’S JOURNEY: RACE, IDENTITY, AND NARRATIVE CRAFT IN WRITING. The interview if up on GrubStreet Blog. I highly recommend reading David’s important book. It challenges us to think critically about the way we teach craft and its crucial relationship to identity. I learned a lot from it and was really inspired by the content.

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Nashville Review Interview

Grateful for fiction editor Elena Britos’ thoughtful questions in this Nashville Review interview about A Kind of Solitude and my writing process.

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2040 Review Featured Author

Huge thanks to the 2040 Review editors for having me as a featured author in their print issue, which was launched at the 2019 Muse and the Marketplace conference. This is a wonderful, necessary publication for people of color by writers of color, so please make sure to support them.

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Events at Brown University with Cristina García!

I’m very excited about the following events with the amazing Cristina García, put together by Brown University’s Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America. I’m very much looking forward to reading and having a conversation with her.

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A Kind of Solitude Gets Shoutout in Boston Globe.

My story collection got a very nice shoutout in the Boston Globe’s book headlines! The wonderful Nina MacLaughlin said the collection “braids the personal and the political” and “evokes the magnetic forces that pull us toward something and keep us bound.” 🇨🇺❤️

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