In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, I wanted to take the time to recognize some great Hispanic authors who’ve produced incredible works of creative fiction. Check out these awesome authors below:
Sandra Cisneros: Sandra Cisneros is an American poet, short story writer, and novelist who is best known for her novel The House on Mango Street and her short story collection Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories. Her works primarily focus on telling stories about growing up with cultural hybridity and economic inequality. Her writing has earned her several awards including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the Ford Foundation Art of Change fellowship.
Works by Cisneros to check out:
- The House on Mango Street - Novel
- Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories - Short Story Collection
- Caramelo - Novel
- A House of My Own: Stories from My Life - Memoir
Julia Alvarez: Alvarez is an American novelist and poet best known for her novels In the Time of the Butterflies and How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents. Her works focus on the cultural stereotypes and cultural expectations of women in the United States and the Dominican Republic. She’s considered by many critics to be one of the most influential contemporary Latina writers.
Works by Alvarez to check out:
- In the Time of the Butterflies - Novel
- How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents - Novel
- Before We Were Free - Novel
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Isabelle Allende: Allende is a Chilean writer best known for her novels The House of the Spirits and City of the Beasts. Allende’s work is known for its incorporation of elements of myth and magical realism. She has sold more than 77 million copies globally and received numerous accolades including Chile’s National Literature Prize and the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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Check out these incredible authors and their works!