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.
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.
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|
A land of paradoxes.
|Wedding in Sancti Spiritus|
|Dancers in the street|
|Inhabited apartment building in Havana|