Ena Lucía Portela

Ena Lucia Portela (2004)

Ena Lucía Portela (born 19 December 1972) is a Cuban novelist, essayist, and writer of short stories. She focuses on lesbian subjects.[1]


Ena Lucía Portela was born in Havana, 19 December 1972. She graduated from the University of Havana with a degree in Classical Languages and Literature. Part of the generation known as "novísimos", her first story, "La urna y el nombre, un cuento jovial" was included in the anthology, Los últimos serán los primeros. Her first novel, El pájaro: pincel y tinta china, was awarded the Cirilo Villaverde Prize in 1997 by the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba, and was published in 1999 by Ediciones Unión, Cuba, and by Casiopea Publishing House, Spain. In 2002, she was awarded the Premio Jaén for One Hundred Bottles.[2] Her contemporaries include Anna Lidia Vega Serova and Karla Suárez.[3]

Selected worksEdit

  • 1999: El pájaro: pincel y tinta china
  • 1999: Una extraña entre las piedras
  • 2000: El viejo, el asesino y yo
  • 2001: La sombra del caminante
  • 2002: Cien botellas en una pared
  • 2008: Djuna y Daniel
  • 2017: Con hambre y sin dinero

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Pérez Rosario 2010, p. 149-50.
  2. ^ Post, Chad W. (1 February 2011). "Latest Review: "One Hundred Bottles" by Ena Lucia Portela". University of Rochester. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  3. ^ Pérez Rosario 2010, p. 149.