Nan Cuba

Location San Antonio, TX
Occupation Associate Professor of English, Our Lady of the Lake University

Books by Nan Cuba
  • by Nan Cuba
    Engine Books, 2013.

  • by Nan Cuba, Riley Robinson
    Trinity University Press, 2008.
  • About Me

    Nan Cuba received her MFA from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She has taught English and Creative Writing at several universities and high schools. She is founder and executive director emeritus of Gemini Ink, a nonprofit literary center, and is currently the writer-in-residence at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio.

    Cuba is author of the novel BODY AND BREAD, which was one of "Ten Titles to Pick Up Now" in O, OPRAH'S MAGAZINE, and won the PEN Southwest Award and the Texas Institute of Letters Steven Turner Award. She is coeditor of the anthology ART AT OUR DOORSTEP: SAN ANTONIO WRITERS & ARTISTS. Twice the runner-up for the Dobie Paisano Fellowship, she received a Fundación Valparaiso Residency Grant in Mojácar, Spain. As an investigative journalist, she reported on causes of extraordinary violence in publications such as LIFE, THIRD COAST, and D MAGAZINE. Her stories, poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in anthologies such as OF RISK, COURAGE AND WOMEN; INHERITANCE OF LIGHT; and NEW GROWTH 2; and in journals, such as QUARTERLY WEST, COLUMBIA: A MAGAZINE OF POETRY & PROSE, the ANTIOCH REVIEW, the HARVARD REVIEW, STORYSOUTH, and CONNOTATION PRESS.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    ■Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
    ■Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges
    ■Collected Stories by Anton Chekhov
    ■Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell
    ■Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
    ■Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
    ■Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
    ■Dubliners by James Joyce
    ■Atonement by Ian McEwan
    ■The Assistant by Bernard Malamud
    ■Lolita Vladimir by Nabokov
    ■Collected Stories by Katherine Anne Porter
    ■Beloved by Toni Morrison
    ■The Metamorphosis & Other Stories by Franz Kafka
    ■Selected Stories by Alice Munro
    ■The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
    ■The Risk Pool by Richard Russo
    ■Straight Man by Richard Russo
    ■The Age of Grief by Jane Smiley
    ■Ordinary Love and Good Will by Jane Smiley
    ■Collected Stories by Peter Taylor
    ■Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
    ■Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
    ■To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
    ■My Mortal Enemy by Willa Cather
    ■Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
    ■Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
    ■Aloft by Chang Rae Lee
    ■The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
    ■Like Life by Laurie Moore
    ■Collected Stories by Grace Paley
    ■Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
    ■Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
    ■Waiting for the Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee
    ■The Emigrants by W. G. Sebald
    ■Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald
    ■The Stranger by Albert Camus
    ■The Mother Who Stayed by Laura Furman
    ■Collected Stories by Isaac Babel

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    Nan Cuba – Jun 14, 2013

    Thanks, Darryl and Marcy! I'm new at this, so please forgive my late response. I'm grateful for your comments and look forward to reading more of yours.

    Darryl Price – Apr 03, 2013

    Hi Nan-- I really liked your list of favorite books.Thanks for all your good actions in the universe.

    Marcy Dermansky – Apr 03, 2013

    Welcome. What a wonderful profile. So many amazing books that you love.

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