Jennine Capó Crucet is the author of 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. The title story from the collection won a PEN/O. Henry Prize and appears in the 2011 PEN/O. Henry Prize Anthology. Originally from Miami, she's an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Florida State University. She's currently the Picador Guest Professor at the Institute for American Studies at the University of Leipzig, Germany.
Jennine is the recipient of the John Winthrop Prize & Residency for Emerging Writers, the Emily Clark Balch Fiction Prize, and her work has been a finalist for both the Chicano/Latino Literary Prize and the Missouri Review Editor’s Prize. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Guernica, Ploughshares, Epoch, the Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, Gulf Coast, and other magazines.
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
I'll be reading this Saturday (2 Nov) at 8pm and the English Theater Berlin as part of the U.S. Embassy's Literature series. Moderated by Daniel Schreiber of Die Zeit/Cicero! Details can be found here: http://www.etberlin.de/production/jennine-capo-crucet/