Nan Cuba

Fiction Writer

Esmond Harmsworth Aevitas Creative Management
Boston, MA 02116

Author's Bio

My novel, BODY AND BREAD (Engine Books, 2013) won the PEN Southwest Award and the Steven Turner Award from the Texas Institute of Letters, was one of "Ten Titles to Pick Up Now" in O, OPRAH'S MAGAZINE and one of HUFFINGTON POST's "Summer Picks." My fiction, creative nonfiction, reviews and poetry have appeared in a variety of journals, newspapers, and anthologies. I co-edited the anthology, ART AT OUR DOORSTEP: SAN ANTONIO WRITERS & ARTISTS (Trinity University Press, 2008). As an investigative journalist, I reported on the origins of extraordinary violence in LIFE and D MAGAZINE. I won a Dobie Paisano Fellowship and am the founder and executive director emeritus of Gemini Ink (, a nonprofit literary center. I teach literature and fiction workshops in the MA/MFA Program of Literature, Creative Writing, and Social Justice at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, where I am writer in residence.

Literary agent: 
Esmond Harmsworth, Aevitas Creative Management

Publications & Prizes

Body and Bread (Engine Books, 2013)
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Connotation Press: An Online Artifact
Prizes won: 

2016 Dobie Paisano Fellowship; 2013 PEN Southwest Book Award in Fiction (BODY AND BREAD); 2013 Steven Turner Award (BODY AND BREAD); 2012 storySouth Million Writers Award notable story ("Watching Alice Watch")


Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Improvement by Joan Silber, Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck, The Mother Who Stayed by Laura Furman, Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

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Born in: 
Galveston, TX
Raised in: 
Temple, TX
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Last update: May 26, 2019