“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

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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Read More Podcast Interview

I was delighted to do this interview with Marva Hinton for her wonderful podcast, which has previously interviewed authors such as Edwidge Danticat, James McBride, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Jacqueline Woodson, Daniel José Older, and Angela Flournoy.

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Interview In Ploughshares Blog

I was recently interviewed by all around exceptional human Christopher Romaguera for the Ploughshares blog. It was a pleasure speaking with Chris about my collection and my relationship to writing and Cuba 🇨🇺

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Cambridge College Reads

Excited and honored that A Kind Of Solitude is Cambridge College Reads’ next selection!

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Upcoming Readings

I’m really excited for these two events early next year:

Reading in Conversation w/ Chantel Acevedo at Books & Books in Coral Gables, FL, Feb. 8th, 6:30pm.

Reading in Conversation w/ Laura van den Berg at Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, MA, Feb. 21st, 7:00pm.

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Publisher For My Novel!

Now that it’s official, I can finally make it public: my novel, The Playwright’s House, will be published by Red Hen Press! More details are forthcoming, but for now I wanted to thank Artem, Alina, and Jonathan, who read and generously gave crucial feedback on earlier drafts of the manuscript, and to everyone who has offered support and encouragement the last few years. The folks at Red Hen believe the novel can reach a national and international audience, and I’m excited to work with them to make that happen. This book, which is set in Cuba and deals with art, politics, journalism, religion, and family ties, has been through quite a journey, and I couldn’t be happier that it has finally found a good home.

Oh, and here’s some advance praise for the novel:

The Playwright’s House is a bighearted novel, intricately embedded in the politics and daily life of contemporary Cuba. It is also a family story of love, sibling rivalry, courage, and redemption. Suarez writes with energy, exuberance, and psychological acuity. The straightforward prose adds gravity and earnestness to what is undoubtedly a remarkable novel.”

—  Ha Jin, National Book Award winner and author of War Trash

Miami Book Fair Reading

I’m really excited to be joining Adrian Todd Zuniga and Laura Valeri for a reading and panel discussion on our respective story collections at the Miami Book Fair this Saturday, November 17th, 12:30pm!

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Story Collection Available for Pre-Order!

So, my story collection is available for pre-order at a reduced price until October 31st! Huge thanks to the folks at Willow Springs Books for making this dream come true, and to everyone who has offered their support along the way. Special thanks as well to the amazing authors who provided blurbs for the collection: Christopher Castellani, Laura van den Berg, Ha Jin, Chantel Acevedo, and Kirstin Valdez Quade.

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