Jennine Capó Crucet is the author of the novel MAKE YOUR HOME AMONG STRANGERS, just out from St. Martin's Press and recently long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. 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 is an assistant professor of English and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 

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Reading at Elliott Bay Books + Seattle Lit Crawl

Saturday, October 24th, 3pm
READING & BOOK SIGNING
ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA | FREE
More details HERE.

BONUS FUN: Thursday, October 22nd, 8pm
Seattle
Lit Crawl | Women of Color Prose Reading
with Shannon Barber & Wendy C. Ortiz
Fred Wildlife Refuge | 128 Belmont Ave E.
Seattle, WA | FREE
Full Lit Crawl schedule HERE.

Saturday, October 17th, 11am
TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL | "Now That We Are Here" Panel
with Matthew Salesses & Kirstin Valdez Quade
Capitol Building | Extension Room E2.012
Austin, Texas | FREE
More details HERE.

BONUS FUN later that night (also FREE!): Austin Lit Crawl
The Austin Review Presents "You Talkin' to Me?"
Liberty | 1618 1/2 E. 6th street | 8:30pm
Details HERE.

Saturday, October 17th, 11am
TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL | "Now That We Are Here" Panel
with Matthew Salesses & Kirstin Valdez Quade
Capitol Building | Extension Room E2.012
Austin, Texas | FREE
More details HERE.

BONUS FUN later that night (also FREE!): Austin Lit Crawl
The Austin Review Presents "You Talkin' to Me?"
Liberty | 1618 1/2 E. 6th street | 8:30pm
Details HERE.

Come celebrate the release of MAKE YOUR HOME AMONG STRANGERS! The launch party will happen on Wednesday, August 5th at 8 PM at the Coral Gables Books & Books. Come ready for music, novel-related fun, and cake! 

Reading and Q&A (hosted by Jennine's sister, if she finishes reading the novel in time), followed by a book signing.  

WHERE:
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

WHEN: Wednesday, 8.5.15, 8 PM

More details at the Books & Books website linked here: Jennine Capó Crucet at Books & Books


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