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 🇨🇺️
Excited and honored that A Kind Of Solitude is Cambridge College Reads’ next selection!
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
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.
I’m delighted to have a story, titled “The American President’s Visit,” in the latest issue of The Kenyon Review. Huge thanks to everyone who offered feedback on early drafts, and to the wonderful folks at Kenyon for giving this story a home.
An excerpt is available on their website!