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Nancy Alonso

Nancy Alonso


Nancy Alonso (Havana 1949) received her degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Havana in 1972. She served as a professor and researcher at the Medical School of Havana for more than twenty years, two of which were spent as an international partner at the Jimma Institute of Health Sciences in Ethiopia. Currently she works for Boloña Press, in the Office of the Havana Historian. She has published three volumes of short stories: Tirar la primera piedraCerrado por reparación, (translated into English by Anne Fountain as Closed for Repairs) and Desencuentro. Some of her works appear in anthologies in Cuba as well as the United States and Europe. She is the editor, along with Grisel Terrón, of Epistolario de Emilio Roig (Collected Epistolary of Emilio Roig), Havana's first official historian. Forthcoming is a volume co-authored with Mirta Yáñez titled "Damas de Social: Intelectuales cubanas en la revista Social" (Social Ladies: Cuban Intellectuals in Social Magazine). Alonso is at work on her fourth book of short stories.  

Nancy Alonso (La Habana, 1949). Graduada en Ciencias Biológicas (Universidad de La Habana, 1972). Profesora e investigadora de la Universidad Médica de La Habana durante más de veinte años, de ellos dos como cooperante internacionalista en el Jimma Institute of Health Sciences, Etiopía. Actualmente labora en Ediciones Boloña, de la Oficina del Historiador de La Habana. Libros de cuentos publicados: Tirar la primera piedra,Cerrado por reparación, (traducido al inglés por Anne Fountain, Closed for Repairs) yDesencuentro. Algunas de sus narraciones aparecen en antologías tanto en Cuba como en Eó.UU. y Europa. Es compiladora, en colaboración con Grisel Terrón, del Epistolario de Emilio Roig, primer historiador de La Habana. Tiene en proceso editorial, junto con Mirta Yáñez, "Damas de Social: Intelectuales cubanas en la revista Social," y en preparación su cuarto libro de cuentos.


in 2014 Nancy Alonso came to California State University, Chico. Follow this link to hear the author read the surprising story "Disconnect" and talk about Cuba today!

Here, Alonso is interviewed in her home in Havana:

Below the author reads one of her classic stories, "Mala suerte."