Legna Rodríguez Iglesias was born in Camagüey, Cuba in 1984, and now lives in Miami. She works in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, novels, children’s books and theatre. She won the 2011 Premio Iberoamericano de Cuentos Julio Cortázar and the 2016 Premio Literario Casa de Las Américas, in theatre. Her poetry titles include Hilo + Hilo, Dame Spray, Transtucé, Chicle (ahora es cuando) and the dual language collection, Miami Century Fox (Akashic Books, US, 2017), winner of the 2016 National Poetry Series Paz Prize for Poetry. Her other titles include the novels Las analfabetas, Mayonesa bien brillante, and Mi novia preferida fue un bulldog francés, as well as the short story collection No sabe/no contesta. A dual language Spanish-English selection of her poems, Un cuerpecito son muchas partes / A little body are many parts, was published in 2019 by Bloodaxe Books and the Poetry Translation Centre. It was shortlisted for the inaugural Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry, and the English translation by Abigail Parry and Serafina Vick was shortlisted for the Society of Authors' Premio Valle Inclán for Spanish Translation 2020.
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Books by Legna Rodríguez Iglesias