Ana Castillo

Ana Castillo

Official Website
anacastillo.com
Birthday1953-06-15
AgeShe is 64 years old
Birth Sign Gemini (mai 21 - juin 20)
EthnicityChicano
GenderFemale
Her Profession
Who is Ana Castillo?
Ana Castillo is a Mexican-American Chicana novelist, poet, short story writer, essayist, editor, playwright, translator and independent scolar. Considered as one of the leading voices in Chicana experience, known for her experimental style as a Latino novelist. Her works offer pungent and passionate socio-political comment that is based on established oral and literary traditions. Castillo's interest in race and gender issues can be traced throughout her writing career. Her novel, Sapogonia was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She is the editor of "La Tolteca", an arts and literary magazine. Castillo held the first Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Endowed Chair at DePaul University. She has attained a number of awards including an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation for her first novel, "The Mixquiahuala Letters", a Carl Sandburg Award, a Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in fiction and poetry and in 1998 Sor Juana Achievement Award by the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum in Chicago.
Education
She went to the following schools
  • University of Chicago
Receives Awards
  • American Book Awards - The Mixquiahuala Letters
Ana Castillo's Books
  • I ask the impossible
  • So far from God
  • The Mixquiahuala Letters
  • Carmen la Coja
  • Massacre of the dreamers
  • Peel My Love Like an Onion
  • Mi hija, mi hijo, el aguila, la paloma
  • My daughter, my son, the eagle the dove
  • Tan lejos de Dios
  • Loverboys