Wendy Guerra

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Wendy Guerra
Born 1970
Cuba, Cienfuegos
Nationality Cuban
Notable work Todos se van
Movement Novel

Wendy Guerra (born December 1970 in Cienfuegos, Cuba) is a Cuban poet and novelist. Guerra contributes to different magazines, such as Encuentro, La gaceta de Cuba, and Nexos, as well as visual arts magazines.


In 1970, the year that Guerra was born, her family moved from a small village to Cienfuegos, on Cuba's southern coast. Guerra's first collection, Platea a oscuras, won her a prize from the University of Havana when she was barely 17. She then took a degree in film making at Havana’s Instituto Superior de Arte. She kept a diary during this time. Guerra’s diaries formed the basis for her first novel, Todos Se Van (Everyone's Leaving), which was published in 2006, and followed its young protagonist through childhood and adolescence in Cuba. After she returned to Cuba from Spain, where she had gone to receive the Bruguera Prize, she was removed as the hostess of her television program.[1]

Guerra’s perception of writing is very personal; she works with life and with history. It’s the country she was born in - Cuba - that inspires her.

Wendy Guerra’s source of inspiration was Anaïs Nin, the legendary diarist.


  • Platea a oscuras, 1987.
  • Cabeza rapada, 1996.
  • Ropa interior, 2008.


  • Todos se van (Everyone's Leaving), Barcelona: Bruguera, 2006. First Bruguera prize in 2006.[2]
  • Nunca fui primera dama, Barcelona: Bruguera, 2008.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ (Norwegian) http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/kultur/litteratur/1.7652445
  2. ^ Article about the Prize in El País [1]