Jennine Capó Crucet

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Associate Professor


B.A., Cornell University

English and Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies

M.F.A., University of Minnesota

Creative Writing - Fiction

Areas of Specialty

Creative Writing


Latina/o Literature

Ethnic Studies

Selected Publications and Projects


Make Your Home Among Strangers: A Novel. St. Martin's Press, 2015.

How to Leave Hialeah. University of Iowa Press, 2009.

Short Stories

"The Next Move" and accompany essay. In Holly Messitt, & James Tolan (Eds.), New America (pp. 3-18). New York: Autumn House Press, 2012.

"How to Leave Hialeah." In L. Furman (Ed.), 2011 PEN/O. Henry Award Anthology (pp. 99-117). Vintage/Anchor Books, 2011.

"Happy Birthday Dear Dante." Prairie Schooner, July 2014.

"Magic City Relic: A Novel Excerpt." CultureStrike 10, January 2013.

"Housebreaking." ExploreArt, 2013.

"Magic Relic: A Novel Excerpt." Guernica 11, November 2012.

"Petting Tank." BODY Literature 2, August 2012.

Awards and Honors

Center for Fiction First Novel Prize long list (2015)

Hillsdale Prize for the Short Story, Fellowship of Southern Writers (2015)

Picador Fellowship, University of Leipzig, DAAD (2013-2014)

John Gardner FellowshipBread Loaf Writers Conference (2012)

First-Year Common Read, University of Saint Joseph (2012)

Emily Clark Balch Prize in Fiction, University of Virginia, Virginia Quarterly Review (2012)

John Gardner Fiction Book Award, Binghamton Center for Writers - State University of New York (2010)