Jennine Capó Crucet’s debut novel Make Your Home Among Strangers won the Best Latino Themed Fiction Book at the 18th International Latino Book Awards and was long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. She will read from this work on Thursday, November 3, 5:30pm, in Taylor Hall, room 203. This event is free and open to the public.
Crucet’s story collection, How to Leave Hialeah, won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize, the John Gardner Book Award, 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. She previously won an O. Henry Prize and was selected as a Bread Loaf Fellow.
Crucet’s writing has been widely published, appearing in Guernica, Ploughshares, Epoch, The Rumpus, Prairie Schooner, and other magazines. She was recently the Winter 2013/14 Picador Guest Professor at the Institute for American Studies at the University of Leipzig, Germany. Originally from Miami, she is an assistant professor of English and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.
This event is sponsored by the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program, the American Studies Program, and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty.
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