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National Book Festival

Cristina García is an internationally read author whose work has been translated into 14 languages. She writes for both adults and young people. García has been nominated for a National Book Award, and she is a fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. García is the University Chair in Creative Writing at Texas State University at San Marcos. Her novels include “Dreaming in Cuban,” “The Lady Matador’s Hotel” and “Dreams of Significant Girls.” She has just published “King of Cuba” (Scribner), a darkly comic novel featuring a fictionalized Fidel Castro, an octogenarian Miami exile and a rabble of Cuban voices.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Cristina Garcia

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