More About the Author
I was born in Havana, Cuba and now live in the artistic, gorgeous, fascinating and at times exasperating town of Taos, in northern New Mexico.
I have a Ph.D. in Latin American literature from the University of New Mexico and and I currently teach at UNM Taos. I also work as a freelancer for our local newspaper, The Taos News.
I am the author of five published novels: A Girl like Che Guevara (Soho Press, 2004, published under Teresa de la Caridad Doval, my maiden name,), Posesas de La Habana (Haunted ladies of Havana, PurePlay Press, 2004), Muerte de un murciano en La Habana (Death of a Murcian in Havana, Anagrama, 2006, which was a runner-up for the Herralde Award in Spain, El difunto Fidel (The late Fidel, Iduna, 2010 that won the Rincon de la Victoria Award in Spain in 2009) and Habanera, A Portrait of a Cuban Family (Floricanto Press, 2010), and the collection of short stories ¡Por culpa de Candela! (Floricanto Press, 2009). You can watch the Habanera... book trailer here
My first collection of short stories in English, The Astral Plane, Stories of Cuba, the Southwest and Beyond, will be released in paperback by the University of New Orleans Press in March 2012. The Kindle edition is already available.
I have also written two theater plays La hija de La Llorona (The Wailing Woman's Daughter) and Hasta que el mortgage nos separe (Until mortgage do us part). Both have been staged in Chicago by Aguijon Theater. My articles, reviews and short stories have appeared in Rosebud, Latino Today, Afro-Hispanic Review, Baquiana, La Peregrina, Letras Femeninas, El Nuevo Herald, The Taos News, Más New Mexico and other publications.
I have implemented a creative writing workshop in Spanish, Cómo escribir y publicar su cuento (How to write and publish your short story). More information about it here
My website is www.dovalpage.com,
my blog in English is here
and my Spanish language blog is http://dovalpage.wordpress.com/
To contact me, please write to DOVALPAGE@aol.com