Uva de Aragón (Havana, 1944) has published a dozen books of essays, poetry, short stories,
and the novel
Memoria del Silencio (2002), which now is offered in its first translation into
English. Some of her short stories and a play have also been translated and appear in
textbooks and anthologies such as
The Voice of the Turtle,
A Traveler's Literary
Cubana and Cuban-American Theater. She writes a weekly column for
which can also be read in her blog
Habanera Soy http://uvadearagon.wordpress.com.
De Aragón has merited several literary awards in the
United States, Europe and her native Cuba.
Until her retirement in 2011, she was Associate
Director of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University, where she also
taught. Dr. de Aragón served for six years as Associate Editor of
, the most
important academic journal focusing on Cuba. She is a graduate of the University of Miami,
where she obtained a Ph.D. in Latin American and Spanish Literature. Uva has lived in the
United States since 1959; since 1999 she visits Cuba frequently, where her work has also
been included in anthologies and literary magazines. She comes from a family of writers, and has
two daughters and four grandsons.