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Cristina Henríquez

Biography

Cristina Henríquez

Cristina Henríquez is the author of THE BOOK OF UNKNOWN AMERICANS, THE WORLD IN HALF and COME TOGETHER, FALL APART: A Novella and Stories, which was a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection.

Her stories have been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Glimmer Train, The American Scholar, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly and AGNI along with the anthology THIS IS NOT CHICK LIT: Original Stories by America’s Best Women Writers.

Cristina’s nonfiction 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.

Cristina earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She lives in Chicago.

Books by Cristina Henríquez

by Cristina Henríquez - Fiction

Arturo and Alma Rivera have lived their whole lives in Mexico. One day, their 15-year-old daughter, Maribel, sustains a terrible injury. The Riveras come to America with a single dream: that in this country of great opportunity and resources, Maribel can get better. When Mayor Toro, whose family is from Panama, sees Maribel in a Dollar Tree store, it is love at first sight --- and the beginning of a friendship between the Rivera and Toro families.