November 03, 2012

Eduardo Santiago: The Interview

Eduardo Santiago is the author of the much-loved novel Tomorrow They Will Kiss. Santiago tells the story of three Cuban women who immigrated to New Jersey USA in the 60s. Each is remaking her life, recalling and dreaming of love while struggling to make ends meet.

Santiago’s short stories have appeared in Zyzzyva among other notable literary magazines and he’s been named a PEN Emerging Voices Rosenthal Fellow.

Santiago is the force behind the Idyllwild Author Series at INK Bookstore in Idyllwild, California. Visit his website for more info.

Click on Rare Bird Radio to hear the interview.

Santiago was born in Cuba.

I had the good fortune to visit that beleaguered land in December 2003. 

Some of my photos from that trip augment the interview and Eduardo's comments on the land, its folk and Fidel Castro.
Cuba aerial view
Cubans outside the airport, awaiting arrivals
Wedding in Sancti Spiritus
A land of paradoxes.
Dancers in the street

Inhabited apartment building in Havana
School childen
Cigar box