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Nan Cuba

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Nan Cuba is the author of Body and Bread (Engine Books, 2013), which won the PEN Southwest Award and the Texas Institute of Letters Steven Turner Award, was one of "Ten Titles To Pick UP Now" in O, Oprah's Magazine, and listed in "Summer Books" by Huffington Post. She co-edited Art at Our Doorstep: San Antonio Writers and Artists (Trinity University Press, 2008)and has published stories, essays, and reviews in Quarterly West, Columbia, Harvard Review, Antioch Review, storySouth, and Connotation Press. As an investigative journalist, she reported on the causes of extraordinary violence in Life and D magazines. She is the founder and executive director emeritus of Gemini Ink (, a nonprofit literary center in San Antonio, and ...more

Average rating: 3.95 · 75 ratings · 22 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Body and Bread
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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