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Anya Achtenberg leads professional research expeditions for writers, musicians, artists, and filmmakers interested in Cuban culture and/or developing potential joint projects with Cuban counterparts.
Anya is an award-winning fiction writer and poet. Her novel Blue Earth, excerpted in Harvard Review under the title More Than The Wind, will be published in August by Modern History Press, which published her novella The Stories of Devil-Girl in 2008.
Her second book of poetry,The Stone of Language, was published in 2004 by West End Press (Albuquerque) after being finalist in 5 poetry competitions. Her stories have received awards from Francis Ford Coppola’s Zoetrope: All-Story, New Letters, the Asheville Fiction Writers Workshop, the Raymond Carver Story Contest, and others. Her first book of poetry, I Know What the Small Girl Knew, was published by Holy Cow! Press (MN). She is at work on History Artist, a novel centering in the experience of a Cambodian woman born of an African American father at the moment the bombing of Cambodia by U.S. forces began.
Visit her website to learn more about her speaking appearances, classes and workshops.