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Dariel Suarez

Dariel Suarez was born in Havana, Cuba and immigrated to the United States with his family in 1997, during the island’s economic crisis known as The Special Period. He is the author of the novel The Playwright’s House, (forthcoming, Red Hen Press) and the story collection A Kind of Solitude (Willow Springs Books), winner of the 2017 Spokane Prize for Short Fiction. Dariel is one of City of Boston’s inaugural Artist Fellows and the Director of Core Programs and Faculty at GrubStreet, the nation’s leading and largest independent creative writing center. His work has appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Massachusetts Review, Prairie Schooner, Michigan Quarterly Review, Third Coast, Southern Humanities Review, North American Review, and The Caribbean Writer, where his work was awarded the First Lady Cecile de Jongh Literary Prize. He holds an M.F.A. in Fiction from Boston University and currently resides in the Boston area with his wife and daughter. More can be found at www.darielsuarez.com