A story by Dariel Suarez (Fiction 2012), “The Comforter,” about a mental hospital in Havana where patients die when a cold front comes through, has been accepted for publication in the Southern Humanities Review and will appear in print in the next few months. Dariel also has work forthcoming in Prairie Schooner and The Florida Review. All are stories that he worked on while in workshops at BU with Leslie Epstein, Sigrid Nunez, and Ha Jin.
Dariel Suarez is a Cuban-born writer who came to the United States in 1997. He is a fiction co-editor at Blood Lotus Journal and a founding editor of Middle Gray Magazine. He has taught creative writing at Boston University and the Boston Arts Academy, and is teaching this fall at BU’s Metropolitan College. Dariel’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals and magazines, including Gargoyle, Necessary Fiction, and Baltimore Review (links are to online texts of his work), as well as several anthologies. He’s recently completed a story collection set in his native country, and he’s at work on a novel about a Cuban political prisoner, titled The Playwright’s House. Dariel can be found at www.darielsuarez.com.