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ire'ne lara silva

Author's Bio

ire’ne lara silva lives in Austin, TX, and is the author of furia (poetry, Mouthfeel Press, 2010) which received an Honorable Mention for the 2011 International Latino Book Award and flesh to bone (short stories, Aunt Lute Books, 2013) which won the 2013 Premio Aztlan, placed 2nd for the 2014 NACCS Tejas Foco Award for Fiction, and was a finalist for Foreward Review’s Book of the Year Award in Multicultural Fiction. Saddle Road Press will be publishing her second collection of poetry, Blood Sugar Canto, in January 2016. ire’ne is the recipient of the 2014 Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Award, the Fiction Finalist for AROHO’s 2013 Gift of Freedom Award, and the 2008 recipient of the Gloria Anzaldua Milagro Award, as well as a Macondo Workshop member and CantoMundo Inaugural Fellow. She and Moises S. L. Lara are currently co-coordinators for the Flor De Nopal Literary Festival.

Publications and Prizes

Blood Sugar Canto (Saddle Road Press, 2016), flesh to bone (Aunt Lute Books, 2013), furia (Mouthfeel Press, 2010)
Enduring Azucares (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2015)
2014 Final Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation Prize 2014 NACCS Tejas FOCO 2nd place 2013 Premio Aztlan 2013 Fiction Finalist for A Room of Her Own's Gift of Freedom Award 2008 Recipient of the Gloria Anzaldua Milagro Award

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Listing last updated: October 28, 2015

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