Mario López-Goicoechea is a Cuban-born, London-based writer and blogger who has lived in the British capital since 1997. His success as a blogger merited his inclusion in the first anthology of Cuban bloggers called Buena Vista Social Blog (editor, Beatriz Calvo Peña) in 2010. In 2012, Mario published three separate essays on the centenary of Cuba’s foremost playwright, poet, essayist and short storywriter, Virgilio Piñera in The Guardian, Prospect magazine and The Prisma newspaper. For the last twelve years, Mario has built a strong and ever-growing diverse readership. To quote from a reviewer on Medium, Mario produces “intelligent writing that seeks to start conversations on difficult issues.”
Cuban, Immigrant, and Londoner
What does a certificate of naturalistion mean to an immigrant in Brexit-plagued modern Britain? How do we navigate the various identity markers we acquire through life? Which ones stand out? Which ones blend in and get forgotten? And why? How does language affect the process of adaptation to a new c...