Jennine Capó Crucet

Jennine Capó Crucet is the author, most recently, of My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education. Her novel, Make Your Home Among Strangers, was long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Her story collection How to Leave Hialeah won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize, the John Gardner Book Award, and the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award, and was named a Best Book of the Year by the Miami Herald, the Miami New Times, and the Latinidad List. A winner of an O. Henry Prize and a Bread Loaf Fellow, her writing has appeared in Guernica, Ploughshares, Epoch, The Rumpus, Prairie Schooner, and other magazines. Originally from Miami, she is an associate professor of English and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.


(Un)fictional Geographies

Jennine Capó Crucet, author of "Make Your Home Among Strangers," talks to fellow novelist Alex Espinoza....

(Un)fictional Geographies

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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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