We’re not shy to tell you how much we love classic Latina authors like Isabel Allende, Julia Alvarez, and Sandra Cisneros. But there’s an entire generation of authors just getting their start who we want you to know about. From self-reflections to sci-fi, check out these Latina authors as soon as you can get your hands on their books.
This Miami born Cuban American makes her stories very relatable to first generation Latinos in the United States. Her two principal works—Make Your Home Among Strangers and How to Leave Hialeah (winner of the Iowa short fiction prize in 2009) focus on adjustment to college life as a Latina coming of age with a new home in the United States. Now a professor at the University of Lincoln in Nebraska, Crucet is a reflection of the characters she has written about in her pieces.