Cuban essay

Selected to Best American Essays!!!

I was delighted to learn last week that Kathryn Schulz has selected my essay, “In Orbit,” originally published in The Threepenny Review, for inclusion in this year’s BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS anthology! Publication is scheduled for fall. I’m immensely grateful to Wendy Lesser for giving the essay a home in one of my dream journals and to everyone who read early versions before it went out into the world.

Personal Essay Publication!

So cool to have a personal essay about science, migration, family dynamics, and Soviet influence on Cuba in the 40th anniversary issue of The Threepenny Review. This has been one of my favorite publications for a long time. I’m honored to be alongside some great writers, including a literary idol in Javier Marías. Ten years ago something like this felt like a ridiculous dream.

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