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About

Jennine Capó Crucet is the author of two books: the novel Make Your Home Among Strangers, which was a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice book, the winner of the 2016 International Latino Book Award, and was cited as a best book of the year by NBC Latino, the Guardian, and the Miami Herald; and the story collection How to Leave Hialeahwhich won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize, the John Gardner Book Award, and the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award. Her writing has appeared on PBS NewsHour, in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere. She's currently a Contributing Opinion Writer for The New York Times, as well as a previous recipient of an O. Henry Prize, the Picador Fellowship, and the Hillsdale Award for the Short Story, awarded by the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Raised in Miami, Florida, she is currently an associate professor at the University of Nebraska in the Department of English and the Institute for Ethnic Studies. In the years prior to becoming a professor, she worked as a college access counselor at One Voice, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that serves fist-generation college students from low-income families.  Her third book, a collection of essays called My Time Among the Whites, which investigates through a personal lens concepts of race, gender, immigration, and the “American dream” since the 2016 election, is forthcoming from Picador and will be published in Fall 2019.


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Short Bio

Jennine Capó Crucet is the author of Make Your Home Among Strangers, winner of the International Latino Book Award and and cited as a best book of the year by NBC Latino, the Guardian, and the Miami Herald; and of How to Leave Hialeah, which won the Iowa Short Fiction Award and the John Gardner Book Prize. A Contributing Opinion Writer for The New York Times and a recipient of an O. Henry Prize, she is currently an associate professor at the University of Nebraska.


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