Pablo Medina is the author of eighteen books of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and translation, including his latest novel, The Cuban Comedy. Medina’s work has translated to Spanish, French, German, and Arabic, and in periodicals and magazines throughout the world. He was a member of the AWP board of directors from 2002-2007, serving as president in 2005 – 2006. Winner of numerous awards, including grants from the Rockefeller and Oscar B. Cintas foundations, the state arts’ councils of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the NEA, the Lila-Wallace Reader’s Digest Fund, and others, Medina was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2012. He currently lives in Vermont and teaches in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.