Nivaria Tejera was born in 1929, in Cuba and died on January 6, 2016.
She was Cuban poet and novelist.
Tejera was awarded the Seix Barral Biblioteca Breve prize in 1971 for her novel Sonámbulo del sol.
Tejera lived in Paris before her death.
She was the daughter of a Cuban mother and a Spanish father from the Canary Islands.
When she was a toddler she moved with her parents to Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, where her father was taken prisoner at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War.
He was not given freedom until 1944.
Upon his release, the family moved back to Cuba, where Miss Tejera soon began to write and publish poetry.
Miss Tejera went to Paris in 1954 and has continued to live in that city, except for brief periods— first in 1959, when she returned to Cuba to work for the Republic, and several years later, when she served for the Cuban government as a cultural attaché in Rome.
Nivaria broke her political ties to Cuba and returned to Paris, in 1965,
Nivaria Tejera was awarded the Seix Barral Biblioteca Breve prize in 1971 for her novel Sonámbulo del sol.
Nivaria Tejera passed away at 86 yrs old.