Achy Obejas

Achy Obejas (Havana, 1956) is a Cuban-American journalist, poet, translator, and fiction writer. She belongs to the generation of writers connected to biculturality and the Latino universe of the United States. Her poems and stories have appeared in Prairie SchoonerFifth Wednesday Journal, and other US publications, as well as La Gaceta de Cuba. She has worked as a journalist for almost ten years, writing extensively for The Chicago Tribune, and she has also published her own works as a writer, including Days of Awe and Ruins. She has dedicated her time to various activities, from advertising to political activism, from playwriting to book editing; nonetheless, her greatest and most constant pride is in her literary writing. She has written about themes such as politics, sexuality, and her Cuban nationality.


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