Wendy Guerra graduated in Cinema Directing at the Higher Institute of Art in Havana, and was a student of Gabriel García Márquez, attending his scriptwriting workshop “How to Tell a Tale”. From childhood, she acted on TV and in films. A poet and fiction writer, her first novel, Todos se van, won the Bruguera Prize, awarded by Eduardo Mendoza, the writer. Her fiction has been translated into several languages and been included in several anthologies of Cuban literature. She has given lectures at universities in Mexico, Argentina and the United States, and contributed to several magazines and reviews. In 2007 she was selected by the Hay Festival as one of the 39 most important Latin American writers under 39. In 2010 was named Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government. She lives in Havana.
PRIZES AND AWARDS:
1987 University of Havana Prize for Platea a oscuras - 1994 Pinos Nuevos Prize for Cabeza rapada - 2006 Bruguera Prize for Todos se van - 2006 Critics' Prize from the El País newspaper as Best Novel of 2006 for Todos se van - 2009 Carbet des Lycéens Prize (France) for Todos se van - 2010 Order of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, awarded by the French Government - 2016 Officier des Arts e des Lettres, awarded by the French Government