Ana Menéndez

Florida, United States

Member Since: 05/02/2012

Ana Menéndez is the author of four books of fiction: Adios, Happy Homeland!The Last War,  Loving Che and In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd, whose title story won a Pushcart Prize. She has worked as a journalist in the United States and abroad, lastly as a prize-winning columnist for The Miami Herald. As a reporter, she wrote about Cuba, Haiti, Kashmir, Afghanistan and India, where she was based for three years. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications including Vogue, Bomb Magazine, The New York Times and Tin House and has been included in several anthologies, including The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature. She has a B.A. in English from Florida International University and an M.F.A. from New York University. A former Fulbright Scholar in Egypt, she is now a program director with Academic Affairs at FIU. She lives in Surfside, FL, with her family.



  • In Cuba I was a German Shepherd , Grove/Atlantic
  • Loving Che , Grove/Atlantic
  • The Last War , Harper Collins
  • Adios Happy Homeland! , Grove/At lantic Black Cat


  • Pushcart Prize
  • Fulbright Scholar


  • Program Coordinator at Maastricht University
  • Reporter/columnist at The Miami Herald, others
  • Program Director at Florida International University


  • Bachelor of Arts in English from Florida International University
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from New York University

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction