Acclaimed novelist to speak at UM Dancy Lectures

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 21, 2005

From Staff Reports

An acclaimed novelist and recipient of writer’s awards and fellowships will be the Dancy Lecture Series speaker for 2005-06 at the University of Montevallo.

Christina Garcia will speak Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in LeBaron Recital Hall. She is the author of books such as &uot;Dreaming in Cuban,&uot; &uot;The Aguero Sisters&uot; and &uot;Monkey Hunting.&uot;

Garcia was born in Havana, Cuba, and immigrated to America with her parents when she was 2 years old.

She grew up in New York City and currently lives in Los Angeles with her daughter, Pilar.

Her first novel, &uot;Dreaming in Cuban,&uot; was nominated for a National Book Award.

Garcia was a Guggenheim Fellow and a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University. She is also the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and a Cintas Fellowship.

Previously, she worked for Time magazine from 1983-90 as a reporter-researcher, correspondent and then, bureau chief.

The Dancy Lecture Series is held every two years. It began in 1939