Ada Ferrer is a writer and historian. Her most recent book, Cuba: An American History (Scribner, 2021), won the Pulitzer Prize in History, the LA Times Book Prize in History, and was a finalist and long-listed for Canada's Cundill Prize and the OCM Bocas Caribbean Literature Prize, respectively. She teaches history and Latin American and Caribbean studies at NYU.
At MacDowell, she worked on a multigenerational memoir about migration and family separation, loss and reencounter. An early version of part of it appeared as “My Brother's Keeper” in The New Yorker in March 2021.