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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Cristina Henriquez  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Romance



Illinois Connection

Henríquez earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University. She lives in a western suburb of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Cristina Henríquez's stories have been published in ''The New Yorker'', ''The Atlantic'', ''Glimmer Train'', ''Ploughshares'', ''TriQuarterly'', and ''AGNI'' along with the anthology ''This is Not Chick Lit: Original Stories by America’s Best Women Writers''.Cristina’s non-fiction has appeared in ''The New Yorker'', ''The Oxford American'', and ''Preservation'' as well as in the anthologies ''State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America'' and ''Thirty Ways of Looking at Hillary: Women Writers Reflect on the Candidate and What Her Campaign Meant''.She was featured in ''Virginia Quarterly Review'' as one of “Fiction’s New Luminaries,” has been a guest on National Public Radio, and is a recipient of the Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation Award, a grant started by Sandra Cisneros in honor of her father.

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Titles At Your Library


-- '''''Come Together, Fall Apart''''' *Editors' Choice selection, New York Times '''''The Book of Unknown Americans''''' *Notable Book, New York Times *Notable Book, Washington Post *Great Read, NPR *Novel of the Year, The Daily Beast *Best Book of the Year, Mother Jones *Best Book of the Year, *Best Book of the Year, School Library Journal *Best Book of the Year, BookPage *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017 '''Other Awards''' *Fiction New Luminary, Virginia Quarterly Review *Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation Award