Ana Menéndez

Ana Menéndez

Ana Menéndez, MFA, is Associate Professor with joint appointments with the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab and the Department of English at Florida International University. She is the former Director of the Humanities Edge Program at FIU.

Ms. Menéndez has published four books of fiction: Adios, Happy Homeland! (2011), The Last War (2009), Loving Che (2003), and In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd (2001), whose title story won a Pushcart Prize. She has worked as a journalist in the United States and abroad, lastly as a prize-winning columnist for The Miami Herald. As a reporter and columnist, she covered Cuba, Haiti, Kashmir, Afghanistan, and India. Her work has appeared in Vogue, Bomb Magazine, The New York Times, and Tin House, and in several anthologies, including The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature. She holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from New York University and a B.A. in English from Florida International University. She is a former Fulbright Scholar at the American University in Cairo.


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