photo by Andre Vippolis

photo by Andre Vippolis

Jennine Capó Crucet is the author of the novel MAGIC CITY RELIC, forthcoming from St. Martin's Press in 2015. Her story collection is How to Leave Hialeah, which 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. A winner of an O. Henry Prize and a Bread Loaf Fellow, her writing has appeared in GuernicaPloughsharesEpoch, 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's currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Florida State University. 

Find on AMAZON

Find on AMAZON

News & Events

Monday, July 7th, 6pm
La Casa Azul Bookstore | As part of the 2014 KWELI Writers Conference 

Reading and Conversation with KWELI's founding editor, the amazing Laura Pegram

Fun fact: KWELI was the first journal to publish an excerpt from my forthcoming novel, and they do awesome work. I'm so happy to be reading for them as the kick off event for their conference. Come join us! (You know I will give you hugs.) 

Check out details here: http://www.kwelijournal.org/annual-writers-conference/

APRIL 25th, at 7pm -- The last event in the season for the Richard Hugo House Literary Series.  
With Rick Bass and Nick Flynn!
We'll each be reading brand new work on the topic of "Some Like it Hot."
Details here: http://hugohouse.org/event/like-hot/

I'm thrilled to share the news that my new book, a novel called MAGIC CITY RELIC, has just sold to St. Martin's Press. More details to come, but until then -- Happy New Year!

I'll be reading at the University of Leipzig as the Picador Fellow at the Institute for American Studies. It will be rad. Click here to see the very cool poster they made for it: http://americanstudies.uni-leipzig.de/system/files/Flyer_Crucet_Leipzig.pdf


Jennine Capó Crucet is an electrifying new talent—she’s funny, she’s smart, and she knows how to tell great stories. I fell in love with this terrific collection from the first paragraph, and I was still smitten on the last page.
— Curtis Sittenfeld, author of SISTERLAND, a New York Times Bestseller