OLLU English professor’s novel on Oprah’s Top 10

Posted on Friday, April 19, 2013

OLLU English professor Nan Cuba’s debut novel, “Body and Bread,” is featured in the May edition of “The Oprah Magazine” under the “Ten Titles to Pick Up Now.”

The novel tells the story of an anthropologist who, years after her brother commits suicide, digs into the secrets he left behind. It uncovers the power of family legacies while exploring the lifelong feelings of losing a loved one.

Cuba is the founder and director emeritus of Gemini Ink, a nonprofit literary center. She began her work as an investigative journalist, reporting on the causes of violence in publications such as “Life,” “Third Coast,” and “D Magazine.” Her creative work has appeared in “Quarterly West, Columbia: A Magazine of Poetry and Prose,” “Harvard Review,” “storysouth,” and
“Connotation Press” among others. She is coeditor of “Art at Our Doorstep: San Antonio Writers and Artists” (Trinity University Press).

Cuba also coordinates the annual Literary Festival at OLLU, which brings authors, poets and artists from various genres to the campus for a week of presentations, readings and events.

The May edition of “The Oprah Magazine” is on stands now. The “Ten Titles to Pick Up Now” can be found on page 133.

“Body and Bread” will be released in May. Learn more at