Estella González

Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

Estella Gonzalez is the author of Chola Salvation, published by Arte Público Press. She was born and raised in East L.A. which inspires her writing. Her work has appeared in Kweli Journal, The Acentos Review and Huizache.  Her fiction and poetry have been anthologized in Latinos in Lotusland: An Anthology of Contemporary Southern California Literature by Bilingual Press and Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse by Lost Horse Press. She received a Pushcart Prize “Special Mention” and was selected a “Reading Notable” for The Best American Non-Required Reading

Publications & Prizes

Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse (Lost Horse Press, 2017)
Latinos in Lotusland: An Anthology of Contemporary Southern California Literature (Bilingual Review Press, 2008)
Chola Salvation (Arte Público Press, 2021)
Journals: , ,
Journal of Latina Critical Feminism
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Puerto del Sol
Prizes won: 

International Latino Book Award- “Best Collection of Short Stories - English,” "Best First Book - Fiction - English";

Pushcart Prize - “Special Mention”;

The Best American Non-Required Reading - “Reading Notable";

Louise Merriwether First Book Prize - Finalist;

James D. Houston Award for Western Literature - Finalist;

Pima Community College Martindale Literary Prize - First Place

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers, Infinite Country by Patricia Engel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

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Identifies as: 
Feminist, Latino/Latina/Latinx
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Born in: 
East Los Angeles
Raised in: 
East Los Angeles
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Last update: Jul 28, 2022