Jennine Capó Crucet

 

Jennine Capó Crucet is the author of two books: the novel Make Your Home Among Strangers, which was a New York Times Editor’s Choice book, the winner of the 2016 International Latino Book Award, and was cited as a best book of the year by NBC Latino, the Guardian, the Miami Herald, and others; and the story collection How to Leave Hialeah, which won the the Iowa Short Fiction Prize, the John Gardner Book Award, and the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award. Her writing has been published in the New York Times, on PBS NewsHour, and elsewhere. She’s the winner of an O. Henry Prize and the Picador Fellowship. Raised in Miami, she currently teaches at the University of Nebraska in the Institute for Ethnic Studies and the Creative Writing Program.