Nan Cuba elected to the Texas Institute of Letters

OLLU Writer in Residence Nan Cuba has been elected to the prestigious Texas Institute of Letters (TIL). The TIL is a statewide organization that recognizes distinctive literary achievement.

Professor Cuba, who founded Gemini Ink, was recognized by TIL in 2014 for best first novel for her book “Body and Bread.”

“I am proud and humbled to join this group of writers, whose work I’ve long admired,” said Professor Cuba.

TIL President Andres Tijerina said: “For nearly 80 years, TIL has been recognizing outstanding writers with a Texas connection.”

Other TIL members include Larry McMurtry, Rick Riordan, Jan Jarboe Russell and Dagoberto Gilb.