(Santo Domingo/Puerto Rico)
2010 Ultramar Short Fiction Lit. Prize |
Puerto Rican PEN Club Award Best Novel |
Santo Domingo Int Book Fair Fiction Award 2011
Born in Santo Domingo in 1977, Rey Andújar is the author of several works of fiction including Candela (Puerto Rican Pen Club Award, Best Novel 2009); Amoricidio (Santo Domingo International Book Fair Fiction Award 2006); Saturnario (Ultramar Short Fiction Literature Prize, New York 2010) and UGDU (Santo Domingo International Book Fair Fiction Award 2011).
For more than ten years Andújar has been researching the connection between body, writing, language and literature.
During this time he has collaborated with many artists in different disciplines, especially theater, film and music. His performance “Ciudadano Cero” made the Official Selection of the Santo Domingo International Theater Festival in 2006 and was the inaugural performance of the Puerto Rican International Theater Festival in 2007. Since February 2010 he has been touring with “Antípoda”, this is interdisciplinary work combines Corporeal Mime and bilingual Spoken Word, creating a synergy between art, politics and language. This show has been performed in cities like San Juan in Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo in the Dominicn Republic, the cities of Miami and Chicago. He has shows in France and Holland in February 2012 and Mexico and Mayaguez in March 2012.
In 2009 Andújar was invited to the Havana Film Festival as Honorary Guest of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his workshop "How to tell a Tale" at the San Antonio de los Baños International TV and Film School. Rey Andújar is a PhD Candidate in Caribbean Literature and Philosophy at Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe.
“One of the most significant voices [...] Solidly anchored on a nomadic, de-centered individuality, one where words are always the spectacular performance of a conflicted identity that nevertheless remains brilliantly expressive.”— Jorge Frisancho
“[His] work combines local, Latin American and global concerns [...] with an impressive stylistic imagination.”— Prof. Rita de Maeseneer, Antwerpen