TERESA DOVALPAGE PRESENTS:THE ASTRAL PLANE
Stories of Cuba, the Southwest and Beyond
Award-winning Cuban author and playwright Teresa Dovalpage is the author of five published novels, including: A Girl like Che Guevara (Soho Press, 2004), Muerte de un murciano en La Habana (Death of a Murcian in Havana, Anagrama, 2006), and El difunto Fidel (The Late Fidel, Renacimiento, 2011). Death of a Murcian in Havana was runner-up for the 2006 Herralde Award in Spain, and The Late Fidel won the Rincon de la Victoria Award in Spain in 2009. Teresa has a PhD in Spanish literature and is a professor at UNM-Taos. In The Astral Plane: Stories of Cuba, the Southwest and Beyond (University of New Orleans Press, 2012), the reader travels from the streets of Havana to the mountains of New Mexico. Loud-mouthed, funny and insightful, some stories flirt with magical realism; others explore love affairs gone wrong. Midwest Book Review’s Mayra Calvani refers to The Astral Plane as “another fine accomplishment by one of out most talented Latina writers these days.” In our July 16th event, Teresa will answer questions about The Astral Plane, her other books, and her experience as a bilingual author as well as her former life in Cuba and her present adventures in Taos — a charmed and charming town in northern New Mexico. Three lucky participants will win a signed copy of The Astral Plane. Watch the trailer of The Astral Plane here.