Cristina García


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Berliners Who, forthcoming Fall 2017
King of Cuba, Scribner, 2013
The Lady Matador’s Hotel, Scribner 2010
A Handbook to Luck, Alfred A. Knopf, 2007
Monkey Hunting, Alfred A. Knopf, 2003
The Agüero Sisters, Alfred A. Knopf, 1997
Dreaming in Cuban, Alfred A. Knopf, 1992

Bordering Fires: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Mexican and
Chicano/a Literature (Editor), Vintage, 2006
Cubanísimo: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Cuban Literature
(Editor), Vintage, 2003

Dreams of Significant Girls, Simon & Schuster, 2011
I Wanna Be Your Shoebox, Simon & Schuster, 2008
The Dog Who Loved the Moon, Simon & Schuster, 2008

The Lesser Tragedy of Death, Akashic Books, 2010

Brownstone Quintet, 2016 (staged reading in Berkeley, CA)

Cars of Cuba, Harry N. Abrams, 1995

Northern California Book Award, 2008
Frontizera Award, Border Book Festival, 2008
National Endowment for the Arts, Literature Fellowship, 2004
Finalist, IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, 1998
The Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, 1997
Cintas Fellowship, 1997, 1992
Whiting Writers’ Award, 1996
Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 1995
Finalist, National Book Award, 1992
Hodder Fellow, Princeton University, 1992-93

Connie L. Lurie Distinguished Visiting Author-in-Residence, San Jose State University, Spring 2016
Graduate Fiction Workshop

Visiting Professor, St. Mary’s College of California, 2015-16
Graduate Creative Non-Fiction, Fiction Workshop, and Craft Seminar

Visiting Professor, University of Texas-Austin, Michener Center
- Graduate Fiction Workshop, Fall 2014

Professor and University Chair in Creative Writing
Texas State University-San Marcos, 2012-14
- Graduate Fiction Workshops

Professor of Creative Writing, Texas Tech University, 2010-12
-Graduate and Undergraduate Fiction Workshops
-Directed Masters theses and Ph.D. dissertations

Visiting Professor, University of Miami, Fall 2011
- Undergraduate and Graduate Fiction Workshops

Visiting Professor, University of Texas-Austin, Fall 2010
- Graduate Fiction Workshop and First Year Seminar

Visiting Professor and Black Mountain Institute Teaching Fellow
University of Nevada-Las Vegas, 2009-10
Undergraduate: Fiction Workshop; American and British Children’s Literature, 1865-1914
Graduate: Fiction Workshop; Politics and Literature Seminar
Directed MFA theses

Distinguished Visiting Writer, Mills College, 2005-09
Undergraduate: Beginning Fiction, Advanced Fiction
Graduate: Craft of Fiction; The Novel; Fiction Workshop; Politics and Literature Seminar
Directed MFA theses

Since 1993, I’ve taught graduate and undergraduate courses at University of California-Riverside, University of California-Los Angeles, University of Southern California, and University of California-Santa Barbara.

Founder/Artistic Director, Las Dos Brujas Writers’ Workshops, 2012-present. Organized multicultural conferences at Ghost Ranch, NM and in Miami, FL; ongoing multi-genre and topic specific workshops in the Bay Area

Artistic Director, Centrum Writers’ Exchange, 2008-10
Responsible for developing diverse, year-round programming of literary conferences, readings, and week-long summer workshops


“Reichstag” and “Geology,” New Letters, Summer 2016
“Cuba’s King of Batteries,” CNET’s Technically Literate, Spring 2016
“Eye Doctor” and “Nurse,” Iron Horse Literary Review, Spring 2016
“Silence,” Extraordinary Rendition, OR Books, 2015
“Second Wedding,” “Bazaar,”, “Elias,” Dismantle, Spring 2014
“Waiting,” “Exile’s Manifesto,” “Babalawo,” “Wired,”
Clockhouse, Fall 2013
“Secrets,” “Las Vegas,” Huizache, Fall 2013
“By the Sea,” Kweli Journal, Spring 2013
“Fleeced,” “Audit,” The Más Tequila Review, Spring 2013
“Goyo Herrera,” Dialogo 15:1, Fall 2012
“Tropical Disturbances,” Chautauqua, Spring 2012
“Interview,” Generations, Spring 2012
“First Theft,” “Wedding,” The Más Tequila Review, Winter 2011
“Twenty Nine Palms,” TriQuarterly, Spring 2009
“Spell,” “Brownstone,” “Namesake,” “What You Dream,” Review
78 (U.S. Latino Literature and Arts), Spring 2009
“La Reina de los Tigres,” Ediciones Vigía, Matanzas, Cuba, 2008
Our Journeys, Our Stories: Portraits of Latino Achievement,
Smithsonian Institution, 2008
One Island, Many Voices: Conversations with Cuban-American
Writers, The University of Arizona Press, 2008

New York State Writers’ Institute, 2014, 2015, 2016
New York University Summer Writers’ Conference, 2014
National Latino Writers’ Conference, 2012
Chautauqua Writers’ Festival, 2012
Norman Mailer Center, 2012
Taos Summer Writers’ Conference, 2011
The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, Austin, 2010
Voices of Our Nation Workshops, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006

Clark Prize (Inaugural), Texas State University, 2016
Ellen Levine Award, 2016
Nimrod Literary Awards, 2013
United States Artists, Literature Panel, 2012
Norton Girault Literary Prize, 2012
Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, 2011
Whiting Writers’ Awards, 2009, 2004, 2003
Cintas Fellowships, 2008
Poets and Writers California Exchange Contest, 2006
National Book Award, 2005
The O. Henry Prize Stories, 2005
Pen West Fiction Award, 2005
National Endowment for the Arts (literature and translation), 2001
Pen Faulkner Literary Awards, 2001
Los Angeles Times Book Awards, 2001, 2000
Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction, 1997
Scholastic Literary Awards, 1997
Lila-Wallace Readers’ Digest Awards, 1996

Book reviews for the New York Times Book Review, The Guardian, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald.

1983-1990: Time Magazine. National correspondent in New York,
San Francisco, Miami, Los Angeles. Subjects: technology, law
medicine, business, the arts. Miami Bureau Chief (1987-88):
news and feature coverage of Florida and the Caribbean, including
extensive coverage of Haiti; 1990 elections in Peru.

1990-present: Fiction, features, essays, and travel writing for The
Washington Post Magazine, BOMB, Islands Magazine, Latina
Magazine, Cigar Aficionado, and other publications.

MEDIA (Select)
Interviews, articles, and reviews of my work have appeared in
national and international media including:
The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, National Public Radio,
Atlantic Monthly, BOMB, Newsday, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Readerville, LA Weekly, Poets & Writers.

Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish,
Swedish, Finnish, Greek, Russian, Catalan, Chinese,

M.A., The Johns Hopkins University, 1981
B.A., Barnard College, 1979

Fluent Spanish. Basic German, French, Italian, Portuguese.

Available upon request.

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