What People Are Saying....
Since the surprise announcement on December 17, 2014 between the United States and Cuba; the founding of Cuba Libro, the country's only English-language bookstore and coffeehouse in 2013; and the general and growing onslaught of people interested in what life is like on the confounding isle, I've been interviewed regularly by local, regional and international press. Here's a selection:
- Interview by noted Cuban journalist Cristina Escobar for Live from La Havana, a prime time Telesur program, on Cuba Libro, what life's like in Cuba for a New Yorker, and what the changes afoot might portend for the future of Cuban society. Airdate: 9 September 2015
- Democracy NOW TV drops into Cuba Libro to talk about the impact of the US 'tourism tsunami' following the announcement of normalization of relations between the USA and Cuba. Airdate: 2 June 2015.
- In-depth interview for Montana Public Radio on why Cuba captures and holds my imagination, how I made the move, and what the current context looks like from where I'm sitting. Airdate: 25 March 2015.
- In this piece for the Wall Street Journal, I talk about the myths surrounding Cuba, how I succeeded in moving to (and surviving) on the island, and how the entirety is infomring my forthcoming memoir. Publsihed: 9 March 2015.
- One of a few interviews in Spanish (for OnCuba), about precisely why Cuba is so intoxicating; Perhaps of all my interviews, this is the one that gets me recognized on the street, strangers sidling up to me in airports, and frequent claps on the back. Airdate: 8 December 2014.
- The opening of Cuba Libro in August 2013, as covered by the AP bureau in Havana. Airdate: 10 August 2013.