Joy Castro

Joy Castro is the author of the novels Hell or High Water, which received the Nebraska Book Award; Nearer Home; and Flight Risk; and the story collection How Winter Began; as well as the memoir The Truth Book and the essay collection Island of Bones, which received the International Latino Book Award. She is the series editor of the Machete series in literary nonfiction at The Ohio State University Press and edited the anthology Family Trouble: Memoirists on the Hazards and Rewards of Revealing Family. She is currently the Willa Cather Professor of English and ethnic studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and her novel about the 19th-century Cuban anticolonial insurgency, One Brilliant Flame, is forthcoming in January 2023.