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 ❤️🇨🇺
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