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Sandra Cisneros

Poetry, Fiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20180921, 20160930, 20100326, 20090918

Latina author Sandra Cisneros, a recipient of the 2015 National Medal of Arts Award from President Obama in 2016 (the last time it was awarded), discusses her groundbreaking 1984 debut novel, The House on Mango Street, which is now required reading in many schools. The founder of the Macondo Foundation to foster creativity among socially-engaged writers, Cisneros talks about her own growth as a writer of fiction, essays and poetry, and reads from this early work as well as from her more recent novel, Caramelo, and her poetry collection, Loose Woman.

| Subject Matter: Hispanic Heritage, Socially Engaged Writing | Interview Year: 2009 | Genre: Poetry, Fiction | Awards: American Book Award, MacArthur Fellowship, Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, National Medal of Arts |

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