Teresa Dovalpage, a respected Cuban-American writer currently residing in Taos, New Mexico, has graciously published an article about my new book, “Papaya Suite” that explores the inspiration and process behind my producing the novel. Teresa Dovalpage is a prolific writer. Her bibliography includes her first novel (in English) A Girl like Che Guevara (Soho Press, 2004), Posesas de La Habana (PurePlay Press, 2004) (in Spanish), and her second novel also in Spanish, Muerte de un murciano en La Habana (The Death of a Murcian in Havana), which was a runner-up for the Herralde Award, and was published in 2006 in Spain by Editorial Anagrama. Her most recent book, “Habanera, A Portrait of a Cuban Family” (Floricanto Press, 2010).
According to one review: “Habanera is a wonderfully lively and entertaining journey, alternately humorous and wistful. By the end, you will feel as if you have traveled to one of the most exotic islands on earth, during its most surrealistic historical moment. Dovalpage is a master of quirky, loveable characters, and emotionally resonant narrative. Habanera bursts with the energetic curiosity and hopefulness of youth.”
So I am very honored that Teresa DovalPage has taken the time to interview me and write about “Papaya Suite.” The interview can be found at: http://latinola.com/story.php?story=9597 — which is an great online platform for the Latino community and anyone interested in American-Latino culture. I encourage to read the interview and to visit Teresa DovalPage’s website http://www.dovalpage.com/ and blog http://teredovalpage.wordpress.com/
Thank you Teresa!