ACHY OBEJAS is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Ruins, Days of Awe, and three other books of fiction. She edited and translated (into English) the anthology Havana Noir, and has since translated Junot Díaz, Rita Indiana, Wendy Guerra, and many others. In 2014, she was awarded a USA Ford Fellowship for her writing and translation. She currently serves as the Director of the MFA in Translation program at Mills College in Oakland, California. This event is part of the Institute's Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration.
This event is co-sponsored by the Fernandez Fund for Caribbean Initiatives and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA)
A light post-reception and book signing will follow. The Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore will be onsite for book sales.