Maira Landa is Cuban but lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She got a Masters in Creative Writing from the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, of Puerto Rico, and after several incursions in the universe of literature, she published several stories in newspapers, magazines and blogs. Her talent was finally rewarded in 2006, when she won the Literary Contest Manuel Juglar Cacho, of Puerto Rico, with her story “Encounter”. Three years later her novel “Concert for Leah” was selected among the finalists of the 2009 Premio Planeta.
She has also collaborated with the newspaper El Nuevo Día and the literary magazine Letras Nuevas (Puerto Rican publications). She collaborated as a guest in the Puerto Rican literary radio program Tardes de Tertulia. She was the President of the Salón Literario Libroaméricano, Festival de la Palabra 2010, of Puerto Rico.