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#Women2Watch Wednesday: Writers and Comediannes

This week we are featuring articles on Latina Comediannes and are sharing conversations with two women we greatly admire—Maritere Rodriguez Bellas and Sarah Marske. Here are four more lovely Latina ladies we root for.


Jennine Capó Crucet

Jennine Capó Crucet is author of the short story collection How to Leave Hialeah and the novel Make Your Home Among Strangers, which was long listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Read more about this badass Latina author on her website.

Puerto Rican Young Adult Novelist Kiera Cass

YA Novelist Kiera Cass

Tired of watching TV in the evening, but looking for a story just as addictive as the latest season of Grace & Frankie? Give Puerto Rican novelist Keira Cass’s four book series (which has been described as The Hunger Games meets The Princess Diaries) The Selection.

Julia Alvarez

Author Julia Alvarez

You may have heard of Ms. Alvarez’s novel How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, but did you know she is also the author of four additional novels, three poetry collections, and three books of nonfiction? This impressive Dominican-American writer is definitely worth checking out.

When I was Puerto Rican author Esmeralda Santiago

Essayist & Screenwriter Esmeralda Santiago

Esmeralda Santiago is the author of novels like Americá’s Dream and memoirs including The Turkish Lover. With her husband, this Harvard educated writer founded cantomedia, a film production company known for its strong documentaries and educational films.

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