TITLE: Ana Menendez: 2009 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Ana Menendez
EVENT DATE: 09/26/2009
RUNNING TIME: 29 minutes
Journalist and author Ana Menendez appears at the National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: Ana Menendez, the daughter of Cuban exiles, was born in Los Angeles. She is the author of the novel "Loving Che" and the short story collection "In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd," which was a 2001 New York Times Notable Book of the year; its title story won a Pushcart Prize. Her second novel is "The Last War" (2009). Since 1991 Menendez has worked as a journalist in the United States and abroad, including the last three years as a prize-winning columnist for The Miami Herald. As a reporter, she has written about Cuba, Kashmir, Afghanistan and India, where she was based for three years. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including The New Republic, The New York Times and Gourmet magazine.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2009