Cristina Henriquez

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General Information

Name: Cristina Henriquez

Pen Name: None

Genres: 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.

Published Works

  • Come Together, Fall Apart, Riverhead , 2007
  • The World in Half, Riverhead, 2009
  • The Book of Unknown Americans, Knopf, 2014

Titles at Your Library

The World in Half

ISBN: 1594484392
Release Date: 2010-02-02

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Literary Awards

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

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Cristina Henriquez on WorldCat


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