Laidi Fernández de Juan

Laidi Fernández de Juan was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1961. A writer and doctor, she has worked many years in Cuban medical missions, especially in Africa. She began her literary career in 1994 with a collection of short stories, Dolly y otros cuentos africanos (Letras Cubanas, 1994, Cuba). She writes a regular column, called Cosas del caos in the literary magazine Cuba Contemporánea. She also writes regularly for the online magazine La Jiribilla and runs a meeting space at the Cultural Centre Dulce Maria Loynaz called ‘Wednesdays of Smiles’. She has published ten books, among them: Oh Vida (Editorial Unión, 1998, Cuba), which was awarded the Premio Nacional de Cuentos ‘Luis Felipe Rodríguez’; La hija de Darío (Letras Cubanas, 2005, Cuba); Bésame mucho (2007, Ediciones Banda Oriental, Montevideo, Uruguay); Universo y la lista (2013, Ediciones Matanzas, Cuba); Jugada en G (Unión, 2013, Cuba); and Será siempre (2014, Ediciones Holguin, Cuba), her first collection of ‘mini short stories’.


Anthologies featuring Laidi Fernández de Juan

The Book of Havana

Leading you through the backstreets and bars of Havana, ten stories demonstrating the power of contemporary Cuban literature.