Who is Achy Obejas? / Achy Obejas Biography and Wiki
Achy Obejas is a Cuban-American writer and translator focused on personal and national identity issues, living in Oakland, California. She frequently writes on her sexuality and nationality and has received numerous awards for her creative work.
Achy Obejas Age and Birthday
Achy Obejas was born on June 28, 1956, in Havana, Cuba. She celebrates her birthday on June 28th every year. Obejas will be 64years old on June 28th, 2020.
Achy Obejas Height and Weight
Obejas appears to be quite tall in stature if her photos, relative to her surroundings, are anything to go by. However, details regarding her actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We are keeping tabs and will update this information once it is out.
Achy Obejas Family, Parents, and Siblings
After doing our research, details about her parents are not available and it is also not known if she has any siblings. However, Obejas was born on June 28, 1956, in Havana, Cuba. After emigrating to the United States at the age of six, she lived in Michigan City, Indiana, and attended Indiana University from 1977 to 1979, when she moved to Chicago.
Achy Obejas Marriage, Husband, and Children
Obejas likes to keep her personal life private hence information about her dating life is not available. It is therefore not known whether she is married or has any children. However, this information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Achy Obejas Education
Obejas attended Indiana University from 1977 to 1979, when she moved to Chicago. She earned an M.F.A from Warren Wilson College in 1993.
Achy Obejas Career
She was the Springer Lecturer in Creative Writing (2003–05) at the University of Chicago, as well as an advisor for the online prose magazine Otium. In the fall of 2005, she served as the Distinguished Writer in Residence at the University of Hawai’i. She was the Sor Juana visiting writer at DePaul University from 2006 to 2012. She is currently the Distinguished Visiting Writer at Mills College in Oakland, California, where she has founded the Low-Residency MFA in Translation Program.
In 2008, she translated Junot Diaz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, into Spanish. The Dominican-American author’s novel addresses many themes, including young adult sexuality and national identity, also present in Obejas’ work. She’s also translated work by Rita Indiana, Wendy Guerra, Adam Mansbach, Carlos Velazquez, F.G. Haghenbeck, and many others. She is the rare translator who can work in and out of both English and Spanish.
Obejas wrote the novels Ruins, Memory Mambo and Days of Awe and the series of stories We Came All The Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like That? As well as the chapbook of poetry This is what happened in Our Other Life. A new collection of short stories is coming from Akashic in 2017, “The Tower of Antilles & Other Stories.”
In a reflection on the work of Obejas, Latina comedian Lisa Alvarado says of the artist, “His work exudes a sharp sense of humor, irony, humanity, and is riddled with the endless little moments that make her poetry and her novels sing with the breath of real life.”
Achy Obejas Journalism
Obejas has written for a variety of different publications during her career, including The Chicago Tribune, Windy City Times, The Advocate, Out, Vanity Fair, Playboy, Ms., The Village Voice and The Washington Post. She is actually contributing to The In These Days.
Obejas wrote the nightlife column “After Hours” as a columnist for the Chicago Tribune for almost ten years. The column started when then-Friday section editor Kevin Moore asked the self-described insomniac if she wanted to cover the paper’s nighttime entertainment. Obejas announced in 2001 that she would not write a column anymore.
Achy Obejas Novels
- Memory Mambo (1996)
- Days of Awe (2001)
- Ruins (2009)
Achy Obejas Body Measurements and Facts
- Full Name: Achy Obejas
- Age/ How Old?: 63 years (2019)
- Date of Birth: June 28, 1956
- Place of Birth: Havana, Cuba
- Education: Indiana University
- Birthday: June 28
- Nationality: American
- Father’s Name: Not Known
- Mother’s Name: Not Known
- Siblings: Not Known
- Married?: Not Known
- Children/ Kids: Not Known
- Height/ How tall?: Not Known
- Weight: Not Known
- Profession: writer and translator
- Known For: Ruin novel
- Net worth:
Achy Obejas Net Worth
Obejas has not revealed her net worth. She is a simple person and never likes to attract public attention by publicly displaying her wealth. However, this section is under review, we will update you when details about her net worth are revealed.
Achy Obejas Awards
Obejas has won a Pulitzer Prize for her role in an investigation by the Chicago Tribune staff, the Studs Terkel Journalism Award, multiple prizes for journalism by Peter Lisagor, and two Lambda Literary prizes.
She was also a poetry fellow in the National Endowment for the Arts, holding residencies at Yaddo, Ragdale, and the Arts Center of Virginia.
In 2010 she was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame. In 2014, she was awarded a USA Ford Fellowship for literature and translation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Achy Obejas
Who is Achy Obejas?
Obejas is a Cuban-American writer and translator focused on personal and national identity issues, living in Oakland, California.
How old is Achy Obejas?
Obejas was born June 28, 1956, in Havana, Cuba. She is 64 years as of 2020.
How tall is Achy Obejas?
Achy has not shared her height with the public. Her height will be listed once we have it from a credible source.
Is Achy Obejas married?
Details about her love life are still under review. We will let you know when she gets in a relationship or when we discover helpful information about her love life.
How much is Achy Obejas worth?
Obejas has not yet revealed her net worth. We will update this section when we get and verify information about the wealth and properties under her name.
Where does Achy Obejas live?
Because of security reasons, Obejas has not shared her precise location of residence. We will immediately update this information if we get the location and images of her house.
Is Achy Obejas dead or alive?
Obejas is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of her being sick or having any health-related issues.
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