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Nan Cuba's novel wins PEN Texas award

Nan Cuba, MFA, associate professor of English, is the 2013 PEN Southwest book awards winner in the fiction category for her novel, "Body and Bread."

Released in 2013, "Body and Bread" 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 lifelong feelings of losing a loved one.

Cuba's novel was also named in the May edition of "O, The Oprah Magazine," as one of the "Ten Titles to Pick Up Now."

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). 

Learn more about "Body and Bread."

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