Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Multicultural Center and L.A.S.E.R. Lecture Series Present: Cristina Garcia


Time: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: TBA

Cristina García is the author of six novels, including: Dreaming in Cuban, The Agüero Sisters, Monkey Hunting, A Handbook to Luck, and The Lady Matador's Hotel. García has edited two anthologies, Cubanísimo: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Cuban Literature and Bordering Fires: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Mexican and Chicano/a Literature. Two works for young readers, The Dog Who Loved the Moon, and I Wanna Be Your Shoebox were published in 2008. A collection of poetry, The Lesser Tragedy of Death, was published in 2010. Her recent young adult novel, Dreams of Significant Girls, is set in a Swiss boarding school in the 1970s.
JUST PUBLISHED: KING OF CUBA, a darkly comic novel featuring a fictionalized Fidel Castro, an octogenarian Miami exile, and a rabble of Cuban voices.

García's work has been nominated for a National Book Award and translated into fourteen languages. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers' Award, a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, and an NEA grant, among others. Recently, Garcia was a Visiting Professor at the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas-Austin as well as the University of Miami. Currently, she is University Chair in Creative Writing at Texas State University-San Marcos. For more information contact Indra Leyva at


Indra Leyva
Multicultural Center

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