- From the author of Tentacle (And Other Stories, Jan 2019) and Papi
- Rita Indiana’s novel Tentacle was the winner of the 2017 Grand Prize of the Association of Caribbean Writers.
- Made in Saturn was on Book Riots ‘Books To Look Out for in 2020’.
- Rita Indiana made her name in the Caribbean as a neo-merengue musician. You can watch some of her music videos here.
- Check out Rita Indiana’s piece on rap sensation Cardi B for Granta magazine
- You can read about Rita Indiana’s views on the political revolution happening in Puerto Rico
- Rita’s new single ‘Como un Dragon’ has been Heralded as one of the top 14 songs of April in NPR and has been listed as one of the few ‘Great New Pop Songs to get you on the dance floor’ in the Boston Herald.
Wall Street Journal
‘Nothing human is alien to Ms. Indiana. Like France’s brilliant punk-realist Virginie Despentes, she sees through the costumes of class and ideology. Her characters are raggedly real [...] A wild and liberating book.’
'Dominican writer Rita Indiana made a splash in 2018 with the unclassifiable Tentacle. Made in Saturn, the tale of a drug-addicted artist going clean, promises to be less baffling but equally hip.'
‘Award-winning queer Dominican author Rita Indiana makes a blazing comeback to the rap game...Her critically acclaimed novels, such as Tentacle, thoroughly dissect the relationships between gender, class and race in Caribbean society...Her sixth novel, Made in Saturn, is due for release in 2020 via British publisher And Other Stories.’
'A deeply nuanced, atmospheric, and graphic depiction of mental illness, drug addiction, and recovery.'
‘Captures the Caribbean setting and complex political history with vibrant detail.’
Porter Square Books
'A powerful but quiet story about a young artist lost in the shuffle of politics and revolution; an artist who cannot be saved by his talent, who cannot find solace in the hedonism of drug use, and still must find a way to be a human being in a turbulent world. A vibrant, yet complex take on the "sad young literary man" story and another brilliant work by an author whose stature in world literature will only continue to grow.'
‘It is not only a book that’s new, like all of Indiana’s works, but it is a book that is, in a strict sense, good. Very good. Modernist . . . as well as classic. A Duchampian Goya, we might say.’
‘Each of her novels is marked by a concept; each is part of something larger. Made in Saturn, for example, is positioned as complement to Tentacle, and the author has announced that there will be a new novel to complete the trilogy. What unites these books is the critique of power. It is a contemporary and rebellious art, ready to fight.’
‘Rita Indiana...is a voice with power and personality. She demonstrates it in her latest novel Made in Saturn, in which the children of all the revolutions that promised a free Latin America but ended in failure are embodied in Argenis, a character as real as he is magical.’
‘Compared to Tentacle, which drew on science fiction and were you could sense the influence of Lovecraft, Made in Saturn practises a kind of scathing hyperrealism in a Caribbean setting weighed down with corruption, ideological ruin and outrageous consumption.’
‘Through her stark portrait of the protagonist and her unmistakably Caribbean prose, Rita Indiana shows why she is one of the most attractive voices in Latin American literature today’