The UNR Core Humanities program in collaboration with GRI and Nevada Humanities welcomes award-winning writer Achy Obejas to our campus community. Achy Obejas will participate in a reading and conversation with Dr. Emily Hobson and Dr. Daniel Enrique Pérez on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 6:00 pm. Join them for a dialogue on race, gender, sexuality, immigration, and borders in the current climate of the United States.
Achy Obejas is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Ruins, Days of Awe, Memory Mambo, and two other books of fiction. She edited and translated the anthology Havana Noir, and has translated the works of Junot Díaz, Rita Indiana, Wendy Guerra, and several others. She is also a poet and writer of nonfiction. In 2014, she was awarded a Ford Fellowship for her writing and translation. She currently serves as the Director of the MFA in Translation program at Mills College in Oakland, CA. She was born in Havana, Cuba and raised in the United States. She is an out and proud lesbian and social justice activist.
Achy Objejas will be available to visit classes and meet with UNR faculty and students on Thursday, September 14th and Friday, September 15th. She will also be participating in the Nevada Humanities Literature Crawl on September 16th.