Jennine Capó Crucet

Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

Author of MAKE YOUR HOME AMONG STRANGERS, a novel (St. Martin's Press, August 2015) and HOW TO LEAVE HIALEAH, an Iowa Prize winning story collection (University of Iowa Press). Picador Professor of Literature at the University of Leipzig (Germany) for Fall/Winter 2013-14. Currently an assistant professor of English and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
WISE LATINA: Writers on Higher Education (University of Nebraska Press, 2014)
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24 Bar Blues: Two Dozen Tales of Bars, Booze, and the Blues (Press 53, 2013)
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New America (Autumn House Press, 2013)
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PEN/O. Henry Prize Anthology (Anchor Books, 2011)
Books:
MAKE YOUR HOME AMONG STRANGERS (St. Martin's Press, 2015)
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How to Leave Hialeah (University of Iowa Press, 2009)
Journals:
Canteen
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Five Chapters
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Northwest Review
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Pindeldyboz
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Potomac Review
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Swink
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Prizes won: 

Long-listed for 2015 Center for Fiction Debut Novel Prize, PEN/O. Henry Prize,
Bread Loaf Fellow,
<i>Miami Herald</i> Best Book of the Year,
John Gardner Book Award,
Iowa Short Fiction Award,
Devil's Kitchen Reading Award,
Winthrop Prize for Emerging Writers,
UC Irvine Chicano/Latino Literary Award,
Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Work-Study Scholar

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Cuban American, Feminist, Hispanic, Latino/Latina/Latinx
Prefers to work with: 
Any, At Risk Youth
Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
Miami
Raised in: 
Miami, FL
Florida
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Last update: Feb 09, 2016