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The best of Sundial: author Patricia Engel, playwright Nilo Cruz and chef Niven Patel

We revisit some of our favorite Sundial conversations, starting with Miami-based author Patricia Engel, who has a new story collection called "The Faraway World." Then, we hear from Cuban-American playwright Nilo Cruz and his play "Anna in the Tropics." (15:22) Finally, chef Niven Patel was named a finalist for a national James Beard Award last month as an Outstanding Restaurateur (34:48).

Carlos Frías is a bilingual writer, a journalist of more than 25 years and the author of an award-winning memoir published by Simon & Schuster.
Elisa Baena is a former associate producer for Sundial.
Leslie Ovalle Atkinson is the former lead producer behind Sundial. As a multimedia producer, she also worked on visual and digital storytelling.