By Anne Fountain, Professor of Spanish
The Spanish Program of the Department of World Languages and Literatures is hosting three famous Cuban authors in May and June. The three are Mirta Yáñez, Nancy Alonso and Marilyn Bobes. This is the first time Alonso and Bobes have been to the United States and the first time that any of them have been to California. All are award-winning authors who are widely translated. Mirta Yáñez is the author of literary criticism, essays, novels and short stories. Marilyn Bobes is a literary critic, editor and poet who also writes novels and short stories. Nancy Alonso, a later arrival on the literary scene, is the author of three collections of short stories that have gained her a growing body of admirers. Bobes will appear at 10 a.m. May 25 in Clark Hall 206, and will discuss her work and answer questions. Copies of her stories will be available in both Spanish and English. Yáñez and Alonso will participate in a bilingual reading with translators Sara Cooper and Anne Fountain at 4 p.m. June 4 in King 255-257. Anne Fountain and Blanca Smith are coordinating the visits. For questions call Anne Fountain (408) 924-4626.