OLLU WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE
ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

Nan Cuba

 
 
Nan Cuba is the author of "
Body and Bread" (Engine Books, 2013), winner of the PEN Southwest Award in Fiction, one of “Ten Titles to Pick Up Now” in "O, The Oprah’s Magazine," and a “Summer Books” choice from "Huffington Post." She also co-edited "Art at our Doorstep: San Antonio Writers and Artists" (Trinity University Press, 2008), and published other work in such places as "Quarterly West," "Columbia," "Antioch Review," "Harvard Review," "storySouth," and "Connotation Press." As an investigative journalist, she reported on the causes of extraordinary violence in "LIFE," "Third Coast," and "D Magazine."

She was a runner-up for the Humanities Texas Individual Award and twice for the Dobie Paisano Fellowship. She received an artist residency at Fundación Valparaiso in Spain and the Imagineer Award from the Mind Science Foundation. The San Antonio Chapter of Women in Communications gave her two awards: the Headliner in Education Award, and the Award of Excellence for the Investigative Article.

She serves on the Board of Directors of Friends of Writers, Inc., which is a fundraising arm of the MFA Program at Warren Wilson College, is the founder and Executive Director Emeritus of Gemini Ink, a nonprofit literary center (
www.geminiink.org), and an associate professor of English at Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU).
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