Cristina García is the author of seven novels, including: Dreaming in Cuban, The Agüero Sisters, Monkey Hunting, A Handbook to Luck, The Lady Matador’s Hotel, King of Cuba, and, most recently, Here in Berlin; two Latinx anthologies: Cubanísimo: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Cuban Literature and Bordering Fires: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Mexican and Chicano/a Literature; and a collection of poetry, The Lesser Tragedy of Death. García’s work has been nominated for a National Book Award and translated into fourteen languages. She’s the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, and an NEA grant, among others. Currently, she is playwright-in-residence at the Brava Theater Center in San Francisco.
Omar F. Miranda is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of San Francisco. He teaches courses in British Romantic-era literature, and his research focuses on exile and the birth of global celebrity culture in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. As a second-generation Cuban exile from Miami, he grew up in a community that, while attempting to recreate it abroad, invariably longed for its true homeland across the Florida Straits.