marlene lopez

Jennine Capó Crucet is the author of How to Leave Hialeah, winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award, John Gardner Book Prize, Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award, and named a Best Book of the Year by the Miami Herald and the Latinidad List. A PEN/O. Henry Prize winner and Bread Loaf Fellow, Crucet was a Picador Guest Professor at the University of Leipzig, Germany. She was raised in Miami and is currently assistant professor of English and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her debut novel, Make Your Home Among Strangers (Picacor), tells the moving story of a young Cuban-American woman torn between generational, cultural, and political forces. Named a best book of the season by Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, Redbook, Bustle, NBC Latino and Men’s Journal, Make Your Home Among Strangers, is the new story of what it means to be American today.