November 2, 2010

CCLaP Podcast 63b: Author Achy Obejas, part 2

CCLaP Podcast 63b: Author Achy Obejas, part 2

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It's Monday Tuesday, which means it's time for another episode of the CCLaP Podcast. Today: It's part two of my recent two-hour talk with Chicago author Achy Obejas, wearer of many hats -- Cuban-American activist, lesbian-fiction pioneer, Pulitzer-winning journalist, award-winning translator, and a lot more. In yesterday's half, we talked about her upbringing as a Cuban here in the American Midwest, the major themes of her writing, her younger years in both the lesbian and activist communities in Chicago, as well as her first literary hits back in the early '90s; today, then, we talk about her experiences in the 2000s, including her journalism experiences, her growing academic stature, her first major-press release, and her new relationship with small press Akashic Books. Also featuring the music of The Wombats and Junip. And don't forget, if you download the enhanced MP4 version linked to below and listen on an iPod (or simply subscribe to CCLaP's iTunes channel), chapters and links and images will be at your disposal too!

More about the people and projects talked about in today's episode:
Achy Obejas
Chicago Reader
Days of Awe
Columbia College
DePaul University
Spanish edition, The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Akashic Books
Havana Noir
Ruins / CCLaP's review of Ruins
The Wombats
Junip

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Filed by Jason Pettus at 9:47 AM, November 2, 2010. Filed under: CCLaP Podcast | Literature | Profiles |