Workshop Faculty

ANA MENÉNDEZ

Short Story Workshop

Ana Menéndez is the author of four books of fiction: Adios, Happy Homeland!, The Last WarLoving Che and In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd, whose title story won a Pushcart Prize. She has worked as a journalist in the United States and abroad, lastly as a prize-winning columnist for The Miami Herald. As a reporter, she wrote about Cuba, Haiti, Kashmir, Afghanistan and India, where she was based for three years. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications including Vogue, Bomb Magazine, The New York Times and Tin House, and has been included in several anthologies, including The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature. She has a B.A. in English from Florida International University and an M.F.A. from New York University. A former Fulbright Scholar in Egypt, she now lives in Surfside, Florida.  As of August 2020, Ana is an associate professor at FIU with joint appointments in English and the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab.