Ana Menendez

Ana Menendez was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of Cuban exiles. A prize-winning columnist for the Miami Herald, she is also the author of two books of fiction, which have been translated into several languages: In Cuba I was a German Shepherd, which was a 2001 New York Times Notable book of the year and whose title story won a Pushcart Prize and the novel Loving Che. Ana has worked as a journalist since 1991, first as a reporter for The Miami Herald, where she covered Little Havana, and later for the Orange County Register in California. She lived abroad for several years, first in New Delhi, India and later in Istanbul, Turkey. As a reporter, she has written about Cuba, Kashmir, Afghanistan, and the wonders of a good roast pork. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications including The New Republic, The New York T

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