Marisella Veiga

Marisella Veiga writes in various genres and teaches writing as well as Cuban home cooking.  Her first book is We Carry Our Homes with Us:  a Cuban American Memoir (Minnesota Historical Society Press 2016).  Other nonfiction includes Cuban Rice Classics (Rubber Tree Press), her work as a syndicated columnist for Hispanic Link News Service, and more than 150 articles in commercial magazines and newspapers, including the Washington Post, Art In America, Poets&Writers.  She was awarded an Evelyn LaPierre Award in Journalism for a feature story.  Her short fiction has been widely anthologized, most recently in Sudden Fiction Latino:  Short Short Stories from the United States and Latin America.  She won a Canute J. Brodhurst Prize for best short story and a Special Mention in Fiction by the Pushcart Prize:  Best of the Small Presses.  Her poetry has appeared in more than 15 literary magazines.

Veiga has worked as a literary and commercial translator, bringing Spanish language writings into American English.  In addition, Veiga has written an encyclopedia entry on Cuban food in America.  She was featured as a traditional home cook at the Florida Folk Festival in 2015 and teaches children and adults at various cultural and community centers.