4.27.2005

Congrats to Christina

This from this morning's Publishers Lunch report:

Iowa MFA Cristina Henriquez's COME TOGETHER, FALL APART, a collectionof seven short stories and a novella that capture the rhythms of life in contemporary Panama, with a particular eye to the challenges faced by the country's young women, to Megan Lynch at Riverhead, by Kate Lee at ICM (world English).

Many congrats, Christina!

21 comments:

TLB said...

Congratulations, Cristina! Wonderful news. And thanks Kevin for the heads-up.

Grendel said...

Fantastic! Way to go, Cristina!

bR said...

Excellent, Cristina! Congratulations.

Confucius said...

Great, great news Cristina! It sounds like a wonderful collection. Our Iowa classes are slowly covering the globe in fiction...

cek said...

Wow, thanks everyone. Ryan brought me cupcakes (my favorite) with little plastic typewriters on top. (They were repurposed from Administrative Professionals Day, but still.)

SER said...

Congrats, Cristina! That's awesome! I can't wait for the publication, the book tour, the rise to fame and fortune, the groupies, the papparazzi, and, of course, the A&E Biography!

bR said...

That's an interesting observation by Robert R. By my count--I used to be a banker; I count things--that's five published or forthcoming books from the Goat class. And all but kclou's (unless kclou's recent work has headed in a new direction) are set largely or partially outside the U.S. I wonder whether that says anything about us as a group. Thoughts?

TLB said...

Yes, but mine is set in Canada mostly, and to quote one editor I talked to who (almost) bought my book--"Americans won't read about Canada."

Grendel said...

Wait -- pardon my denseness, who's the fifth? Robert, TLB, cek, kclou... my brain ain't working right today

kclou said...

Central Asia, Central America, Brazil, Canada... Oh, worldly peers! My parochial novel takes place on Cape Cod. One of the main characters is Cape Verdean if that counts for anything.

kclou said...

Central Asia, Central America, Brazil, Canada... Oh, worldly peers! My parochial novel takes place on Cape Cod. One of the main characters is Cape Verdean if that counts for anything.

ian said...

Great news, Cristina! But when did secretary's day become administrative professional's day? How in hell can you fit the new name on a balloon?

TLB said...

Grendel, dearest, you have forgotten the divine Miss Frances!

SER said...

Speaking of Frances, I had a dream about her last night. In it, she was wearing this fabulous vintage red dress - the kind of thing she would definitely find in real life - and she was back from Brazil to run orientation for the new Workshoppers, who turned out to be eighth-graders.

segall said...

Huzzah, Cristina!

But how's can you fit Dirk Nowitzki into stories about Panama?

brooke said...

Cristina, that's wonderful! Congratulations to you; I can't wait to read the collection.

cek said...

segall, how about a story with mariano rivera? not that that's a story i've actually written, but it could be killer.
again, thanks to everyone for all the enthusiasm and good wishes.

Grendel said...

I think you should try to get a blurb from Manuel Noriega. He's just sitting in jail in Florida, right, with nothing to do?

cek, how much of your book is magic realist?

Kim said...

Congrats, Cristina. What a great title!

El Gordo de Amore said...

Congrats! It gives us all hope.

segall said...

How about Rolando Blackman - only Panamanian to play in the NBA. Put in a story about Rolando Blackman and I'll put your book on the bestseller list myself.