Wendy Guerra was a child star in Cuba, working as a film and television actress and hosting a popular daily radio and TV news program for children, with elements of that experience inspiring the character Nieve in Everyone Leaves, which was based on the diaries she kept as a child and an adolescent. Everyone Leaves was awarded the first Bruguera Novel Prize on March 2, 2006, by the sole juror, acclaimed Catalan writer Eduardo Mendoza.
When she returned from a visit to Spain to accept the award, she was removed from her post on the Cuban news program. Inspired by acclaimed diarist and novelist Anais Nin, Wendy sees her inspiration in her homeland and writes poetically of her existence as a Cuban.
Genres: Literary Fiction
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