Had a fantastic time speaking with bestselling author Rachel Barenbaum about The Playwright’s House. If you want a fun, short, and sweet intro to the book, this is it! You can see the interview on Youtube by clicking the image below.
I’m so excited to have gotten this positive Publishers Weekly review for THE PLAYWRIGHT’S HOUSE!
“Fans of realistic political thrillers won’t want to miss this one,” it concludes. As someone who really cares about plot, I take it as badge of honor that they tagged the novel as a thriller.
I feel so incredibly fortunate and grateful for all the people who’ve helped me with this book along the way!
I’m super stoked to share that the release of my debut novel, THE PLAYWRIGHT’S HOUSE, has been officially set for June 15th, 2021. And, the book is already available for pre-order! Please bear with me over the next few months, as I try my best to get this Cuban novel (which deals with art, politics, a surveillance state, journalism as activism, exile, and family tragedy) off the ground. Your support is much appreciated ❤️🇨🇺
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.”
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.
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.” 🇨🇺️❤️