2011 Author of the Year

The 2011 Illinois Author of the Year is Achy-Obejas, a Cuban-born, Chicago bred Pulitzer Prize winning author who has written everything from translated works to investigative reports. Her novels include:

  • Ruins (2009)
  • Days of Awe (2001)
  • Memory Mambo (1996)
  • We Came All the Way From Cuba so You Could Dress Like This? (1994)

Read Achy Obejas’ blog: www.wbez.org/blogs/achy-obejas

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