Cuban-American Novelist to Read from Work at Free Public Event

DATE: April 21, 2006
CONTACT: John Davis,

LUBBOCK – Cristina Garcia, a former correspondent and Miami bureau chief for Time magazine, will read from her novels at 7:30 p.m. Monday, in room 001 of the English Philosophy Building at Texas Tech University.

Garcia, a Cuban-American novelist, is the author of “Dreaming in Cuban.” This was her first novel and was a finalist for the 1992 National Book Award. Her other novels include “The Aguero Sisters” and “Monkey Hunting.”

Garcia, who lives in Los Angeles, has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University and the recipient of a Whiting writers’ Award.

The event, sponsored by the Program in Creative Writing in the Department of English, is free and open to the public.


CONTACT: Dennis Covington, professor of creative writing, (806) 742-2500, ext. 343, or