We are thrilled to welcome Cuban author Wendy Guerra, with her recent novel Domingo de revolución to the agency.
Wendy Guerra has long been considered the most important female voice from Cuba. She is nothing short of a living myth. García Márquez “discovered” her in a writer’s workshop and urged her to pursue a career in literature. At the time she had a radio and a TV show and she continued to work in the media while she began to write and publish. Her books were always published abroad and she had no troubles until one day she won the prestigious Bruguera Prize, at which point the government disappeared her from the media and from the public light.
Not only is her work a constant exploration of contemporary Cuba, she takes a close look at what it means to be an artist in a highly politicized environment, what it has meant for those who leave Cuba as well as those who stay.
Domingo de Revolución is her fifth novel and it’s in many ways her most relevant work yet—at a time where Cuba is constantly in the news.
The novel was originally published by Editorial Anagrama in Spain and so far rights have been sold to Melville House Press (USA), Buchet & Chastel (France) and Bokvennen (Norway).
For more information on Wendy and her work, click here.