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Biography Sandra Cisneros

Sandra Cisneros credit Ray Santisteban

Sandra Cisneros was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1954. In addition to several books of poetry and children’s books, Cisneros has published four books of fiction, including The House on Mango Street (1994), which was awarded the American Book Award by the Before Columbus Foundation; Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories (1991), winner of the Lannan Foundation Literary Award; and, most recently, Have You Seen Marie? (2014). Cisneros’s honors include fellowships from the MacArthur Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Texas-Institute of Letters Dobie-Paisano, as well the PEN Center West Award and the Chicano Short Story Award from the University of Arizona. She is the founder of the Macondo Foundation, the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation, and the Latino MacArthur Fellows. Cisneros has taught at the Latino Youth Alternative High School, California State University at Chico, the University of California Berkeley, the University of Michigan, and the University of New Mexico. She currently lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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