Speaking to Author Sandra Cisneros

Sandra Cisneros

One of my favorite writers talks about how she got to writing. She began writing poetry. Her first book was very simple and sold for only 1 dollar. Nowadays the book is a collectors-item and goes for 3.000 dollars a piece. It’s amazing!
Her new illustrated book is written for adults, but children can read it too, deals with loss & mourning. As always she’s crossing borders,

Sandra Cisneros on books, border crossings and cats

With her latest Have You Seen Marie?Sandra Cisneros has written a picture book for adults (and kids too).

It’s not what readers expected from Cisneros, who leaped onto the literary scene in 1984 with The House on Mango Street and continued with an acclaimed literary career. Her 1991 collection, “Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories,” was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize; her many awards include a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship.

Creating an illustrated book, she tells the L.A. Times’ Hector Tobar, was a little like working on a film.

Cisneros grew up in Texas and went to the prestigious University of Iowa’s writers workshop for graduate school — an experience that was important but not entirely pleasant. “I first had the courage to say I’m a writer,” she tells Tobar, “when I was in graduate school.” Before that, she had always written in secret

Watch te interview @ LA Times

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~ by eneryvibes on 1,August 6, 2014.

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