PUBLISHING NEW YORK’S FINEST
New York based Editorial Campana is the leading publisher of New York based Latino and Latina authors. Driven by its energetic founder and publisher Mario Picayo, it has published numerous important works in both Spanish and English. Below is a sampling of authors published by Editorial Campana.
EDITORIAL CAMPANA AUTHORS:
A native if Cuba, Aragón graduated with a law degree from the University of Havana. He has lived in Venezuela and currently lives in New York where he devotes himself to writing plays. His theatrical works have been produced in Venezuela, Miami, Puerto Rico and New York. He currently teaches Spanish in New York.
JAQUELINE HERRANZ BROOKS
Jaqueline Brooks was born in Havana, Cuba where she graduated from the Escuela Provincial de Fotografía (Provincial School of Photography). She is the author of the play Yo Fuí A La Guerra (I Went to War) and of several poetry collections. Her poetry collection Liquid Days was published in Argentina by Tribal Song in 1997. She was a
guest at the Third Conference of Spanish Caribbean Writers at Hunter College, City University of New York in 1998. Her short story “Intromisión Abrupta de Esos do Personajes,” (Abrupt Intermeddling of Two Characters) won the prestigious Fiction Award in the literary contest of Revolución y Cultura Magazine in 1997 and was included in the anthology, published by Seven Stories Press in 1999.
PAQUITA SUÁREZ COALLA
Suárez-Coalla is a Spanish writer and a professor at BMCC (City University of New York) and co-founder of Latino Artists Round Table, a cultural group that organizes readings and conferences of Hispanic writers from all the different regions of Latin America, the United States and Spain. She has published two collection of short stories in the Asturian language, Pa nun escaeceme (Oviedo: Trabe, 2003) translated into Spanish as Para Que no se me olvide (New York; Campana Editorial, 2007) and in English as So I won’t Forget (New York: Editorial Campana, 2007), and La mio vida ye una novela (Oviedo: Trabe, 2001) which is based on testimonies depicting the live of rural women from Asturias. She is also the editor of the anthology Aquí me tocó escribir, Antologia de escritores latinos de Nueva York (Here is where I write: An Anthology of New York Latin writers) (Oviedo: Trabe, 2006). Her work has also been included in the anthology Two Shores: Voices in Lesbian Narrative (Barcelona: Editorial Egales, 2008). Her book of literary critcism, La literatura fantástica en al obra de Aldo Bioy Casares (The Fantasic Literature in the work of Adolfo Bioy Casares) was published in Mexico in 1994. She writes in Spanish and her native Asturian.
Margarita Drago is originally from Argentina but has been living in the United States since 1980. As an ex-political prisoner she has represented Argentina in conferences in the United States, Mexico, Peru and France. Widely published in literary, educational and human rights magazines, Ms. Drago is professor of Spanish Language and Literature and of Bilingual Education at York College, City University of New York. She is currently vice President of the Latino Artist Round Table (LART) in New York, a non-profit cultural organization founded in 1991. She has been active representing LART at colleges, universities and cultural centers. Her memoir, Memory Tracks: Fragments from Prison (1975-1980) have appeared in anthologies and literary magazines.
Fernández was born in Mexico City. She has directed several short experimental features and is the author of numerous plays. Her published work in several fields like anthropology, history and folklore are always centered on her fascination with human conduct. Her narrative work deals with magic, psychic adventures and surrealism. Adela is the daughter of Emilio “El Indio” Fernández arguably Mexico’s greatest and most famous film director.
YOLANDA V. FUNDORA
Fundadora is a Cuban-American artist born in Havana and raised in New York City. She lived in Puerto Rico for ten years where she was an active member of the art community and of the art group Mujeres Artistas de Puerto Rico. Her work is part of many private and corporate collections, including the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She recently had her second one-woman show at the Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art titled Toward a Digital Aesthetic: The Art of Yolanda Fundora. She has been a featured artist for Apple Computer’s icard series with her series of digital prints A Garden Alphabetized. She has a long career as an illustrator and product designer and currently operates her own licensing studio specializing in textile design. She is the illustrator of the Editorial Campana children’s book, A Very Smart Cat. To see more of her artwork, visit her website at: www.yolandafundora,com
PABLO GARCÍA GÁMEZ
A native of Venezuela, Gámez has conducted workshops with dramatists Juan Carlos Gené, Dragún Oswaldo, Enrique Izaguirre, Rodolfo Santana, Abilio Estévez, Luís Dorrego and Hugo Salcedo. His children’s play, The Moon is Wtaching, was premiered at the IATI theater in New York. His other works include A Storytelling: the legacy of José Martí and The Paper Boat: Hostos. His plays have won the White Asunción Project Teather Pregones recognition in 2004, the HOLA theater award in 2004 and the 2006 ACE Award for drama.
Griswold is a West Coast native who lived for five years in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands,
where she created the illustrations for the Editorial Campana book, A Caribbean Journey from A to Y (Read and discover what happed to the Z). She lives in Ridgefield. Washington with her two daughters and hsuband with whom she manages the Old Liberty Theater.
Ipinza has participated in several theater productions, television series and radio programs in her native Chile as well as in drama workshops led by such playwrights as Marcio Antonio de la Parra, Egon Wolf, Benjamin Galemiri, Radigán Juan and, in New York, Carmen Rivera. She is a co-founder of the National Playwrights Association (DNA), an organization that brings together some of the new voices in Chilean drama. He dramatic works have been presented in the Festival of Small Theater organized by the Unievrsity of Chile, The Theater in High Voice, and the Teatro a Mil. Her play, The Buyer, was produced, in translation, at the ASK A ROBOT Festival in New York. She is co-founder and executive director of the La Micro Theater Company, a company that produces Latin American playwrights in English and in Spanish.
NEREO LÓPEZ MEZA
Nereo, as he is commonly known, is one of Colombia’s most renowned photographers. He began his career in Barranguilla, Colombia, in 1952, when he worked as a photographic correspondent for the national newspapers El Tiempo and El Espectador, and for the magazine Cromos. He was the director of photography for the experimental film Langosta Azul (Blue Lobster) in 1954 which was the screenwriting debut of Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez. Nereo was First Prize at the International Photography Contest sponsored by Kodak at the 1963 World Fair in New York. His illustrious career was recognized when the “Nereo Center for Photographic Education and Culture” opened in Bogotá. Colombia in 1987. Nereo: A National Photographic Homage was published in 1998 when he was also awarded the Medal of Honor by the Colombian Ministry of Culture. In 2000, he was awarded the Boyaca Order by the President of Colombia, the highest honor a Colombian citizen can receive. Nereo’s photographs are acknowledged as one of the most important visual accounts of the history of Colombia.
Pérez was born in New York City of Puerto Rican parents. She was diagnosed with hydrocephalus as an infant. Growing up with this disability was not easy. Her childhood was filled with constant challenges, including learning how to tie her shoelaces one-handed. However, she considers herself among the “lucky ones” since she can function and live a “normal” life. Annette graduated from Borough of Manhattan Community College (City University of New York) with an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish from York College. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. She lives in Queens, New York. The Editorial Campana publication My Brain Won’t Float Away is her first book.
Mario Picayo is a cultural activist, an audiovisual artist and producer. He has worked for the Smithsonian Institution, the Dominican Republic’s Institute of Folklore and other cultural institutions in the United States and the Caribbean. As a photographer, Mario Picayo’s solo exhibitions have been presented in New York, Spain, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Cuba and the Virgin islands. He has worked as editor for Sesame Workshop (Sesame Street). He currently divides his time between duties as Editor-in-Chief of Editorial Campana, an independent Publishing House, as producer of Gente y Cultura, the award winning public television program, and as Executive Director of Latino Artist Round Table (LART), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1999. The New York State Assembly publicly recognized Mario Picayo for his artistic career and for his work as a defender and promoter of Latino culture in 2004.
MYLENE FERNÁNDEZ PINTADO
A native of Cuba, she graduated with a law degree from the University of Havana. She has worked as legal consultant to the Institute of Cuban Art and Cinematography (ICAIC) . Her book Anhedonia won the David award from the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists. Her novel, Otras plegarias atendidas (Other Prayers Answered) won the Italo Calvino award in Italy in 2002 and in 2003 she won the Critics Award also in Italy. Her writings have been translated into English, French, Italian and German.
Rivera-Valdez is a writer, literary and film critic, and a professor of Spanish Language and Literature at York College, New York. She was born in Cuba, and now lives in New York. In January 1977, she won the Casa De Las Américas literary prize, one of the most prestigious awards in Latin America, with Las Historias prohibidas de Marta Veneranda (The Forbidden Stories of Marta Veneranda), a book of short stories, Historias de mujeres grandes y chiquitas, was published by Editorial
Campana, New York, in 2003. The translation of this book to English, Stories of Little Women and Grow Up Girls, will be published by Editorial Campana in 2007. Soñia’s articles and stories have been extensively published in anthologies and literary magazines in the United States and other countries. She is currently the president of Latino Artists Round Table (LARTR). Soñia also collaborates with the Tertulia de Escritores Dominicanas in New York, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Dominican Studies Association.
DIANA CHERRY RAMÍREZ
A teacher in performing arts at the University of Francisco José de Caldas in Bogota,
Colombia. She has worked with theater groups from Colombia, Spain, Ireland and the Untied States as an actress, playwright and director. Among her dramatic works is Departures, published in Colombia and performed by the IATI Theater in New York in 2005; TallaXS, a collection of short works; and Paper Airplanes, a play which was premiered in New York City and represented the city of New York at the FITO festival in Venezuela in 2006. She is also the author of a series of short stories, Miranda Nude, published by Spunk-Arts Magazine. She currently lives in New York where she is working on a Masters Degree in Theater Arts.
The play Paper Airplanes is featured in the Editorial Campana anthology Se Vende, Se Alquila o Se Regala: Antologia de Dramaturgia Latina En Nuevo York.
EVA CRISTINA VÁSQUEZ
She is an assistant professor of Spanish at York College. Her play Amor Perdido (Lost Love), which chronicles the lives of four generations of Puerto Rican women reacting to United States wars, was produced by the Teatro Circulo in New York in 2002. She is the author of Pregones Theater: A Theater for Social Change in the South Bronx, a history of ten years of the Pregones Theater company. Her play Lágrimas Negras (Black Tears) was awarded the HOLA award in 2007 for outstanding acting and the ACE award for Theater Excellence. Lágrimas Negras is featured in the book Se Vende, Se Alquila o Se Regala: Antologia de Dramaturgia Latina En Nuevo York.
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