Rita Indiana

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, 1977

Rita Indiana is a Dominican writer and music producer. She has published the novels La Estrategia de Chochueca (The Chochueca Strategy), PAPINombres y animales (Names and Animals) and La mucama de Omicunlé (Omicunlé's Maid), was a finalist in the Vargas Llosa Biennial Award for the Novel in 2016 and won the Grand Prize at the Caribbean Writer's Association Awards in 2017. She writes for El PaísVice and the Guggenheim blog, among other media. El Juidero, the only record brought out by her band: Rita Indiana y los Misterios, has become a cult hit across the Hispano-American world. In 2011 she was named one of the 100 most influential people of Latin descent by the newspaper El País. She currently lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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By Rita Indiana

  • Omicunlé’s Maid

    NOVEL, 2015

    This stunning novel, which is sure to consolidate Rita Indiana's literary reputation, has so many different layers and fascinating twists that it defies summary. Any attempt to classify it is...

  • Names and Animals

    NOVEL, 2014

    Exploding from a base of magical realism but feeding on absolute narrative freedom, the Dominican writer Rita Indiana has produced an incredible novel that builds in a compelling manner upon the...

  • Papi

    NOVEL, 2012

    "Papi's there, around any corner," says the eight-year-old girl at the heart of Papi. "But you can't sit down and wait for him cuz that's a longer and more painful death." Living in Santo Domingo,...

  • The Chocueca Strategy

    NOVEL, 2003

    "Rita Indiana is breathing new life into Caribbean literature," Manuel Clavell Carrasquillo - El Nuevo Día "Rita Indiana is an able explorer of the post-modern world." Wanda Cosme -...

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