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Achy Obejas is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Ruins, Days of
Awe, and three other books of fiction. Her poetry chapbook, This is What Happened in Our Other Life, was both a critical favorite and a best-seller. She edited and translated, into English, Havana Noir, a collection of crime stories by Cuban writers on and off the island. Her translation, into Spanish, of Junot Díaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao / La Breve y Maravillosa Vida de Óscar Wao was a finalist for Spain's Esther Benítez Translation Prize from the national translator's association.
Obejas is also giving a talk earlier in the day on Translating Fiction at 11:45 in 011 Old Chem.