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Sandra Cisneros

USA (1954 - )

Sandra Cisneros (born December 20, 1954 in Chicago) is a Latina author and poet best known for her novel The House on Mango Street. She is also the author of Caramelo, published by Knopf in 2002, Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories (1991), My Wicked Wicked Ways (1987) and a collection of poems, Loose Woman. Her books and poetry have been translated into over a dozen languages, including Spanish, Galician, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Norwegian, Japanese, Chinese, Turkish, and, most recently, into Greek, Thai, and Serbo-Croatian. Much of her writing is influenced by her Mexican heritage.
Picture Books
Non fiction
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2004) : Caramelo

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