Sandra Cisneros

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General Information

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Name: Sandra Cisneros

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Poetry

Born: December 20, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois



Photo Credit: Copyright Ray

Illinois Connection

Cisneros was born in Chicago and attended and graduated from Loyola University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sandra Cisneros is a Latina author and poet best known for her novel The House on Mango Street. She is also the author of Caramelo, Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, My Wicked Wicked Ways and a collection of poems titled, Loose Woman. Her books and poetry have been translated into over a dozen languages. Much of her writing is influenced by her Mexican heritage. She has also contributed to many periodicals. Cisneros currently resides in Mexico.

Published Works

  • Bad Boys, Mango Press, 1980
  • The House on Mango Street, Arte Publico, 1983
  • The Rodrigo Poems, Third Woman Press, 1985
  • My Wicked, Wicked Ways, Third Woman Press, 1987
  • Women Hollering Creek and Other Stories, Random House, 1991
  • Hairs, Pelitos, Knopf, 1991
  • Loose Woman, Knopf, 1994
  • Caramelo, Knopf, 2002
  • Vintage Cisneros, Vintage, 2004
  • Have You Seen Marie?, Knopf, 2012
  • A House of My Own: Stories from My Life, Knopf, 2015

Titles at Your Library

The House on Mango Street

ISBN: 0679734775
Release Date: 1991-04-03

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ISBN: 0679890076
Release Date: 1997-11-25

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Loose Woman: Poems

ISBN: 0679755276
Release Date: 1995-03-14

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Vintage Cisneros

ISBN: 1400034051
Release Date: 2004-01-06

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A House of My Own: Stories from My Life

ISBN: 038535133X
Release Date: 2015-10-06

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Literary Awards

The House on Mango Street

  • American Book Award, Columbus Foundation, 1985


  • Notable book of the Year, The New York Times
  • Notable book of the Year, Los Angeles Times
  • Notable book of the Year, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Notable book of the Year, Chicago Tribune
  • Notable book of the Year, Seattle Times
  • Premio Napoli Award, 2005

Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

  • PEN Center West Award for Best Fiction, l99l
  • Quality Paperback Book Club New Voices Award
  • Anisfield-Wolf Book Award
  • Lannan Foundation Literary Award
  • Noteworthy Book of the Year, The New York Times
  • Noteworthy Book of the Year, American Library Journal

Loose Woman

  • Mountains & Plains Booksellers' Award

Body of Work:

  • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Loyola University, Chicago, 2002
  • Honorary Doctor of Letters, State University, New York at Purchase, l993
  • Illinois Author of the Year, Illinois Association of Teachers of English, 2003

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes

Please contact Sandra through her agent:

Susan Bergholz Literary Services

17 West 10th Street # 5

New York, New York 10011


External Links

Sandra Cisneros on WorldCat


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