Jennine Capo Crucet
Jennine Capo Crucet - Picador Guest Professor in the winter semester 2013/14
Jennine Capó Crucet is the author of How to Leave Hialeah (2009), Make Your Home Among Strangers (2015) and My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education (2019). Her first work won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize, the John Gardner Book Award, the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award, and was named a Best Book of the Year by the Miami Herald, the Miami New Times, and the Latinidad List. The title story from the collection won a PEN/O. Henry Prize and appears in the 2011 PEN/O. Henry Prize Anthology. Her second book won the International Latino Book Award for Best Latino-themed Fiction. Originally from Miami, she is currently an associate professor at the University of Nebraska in the Department of English and the Institute for Ethnic Studies. Her stories have appeared in Ploughshares, Epoch, the Southern Review, Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, and other magazines.
As Picador Guest Professor, Jennine Capó Crucet gave two readings, in Berlin and in Leipzig.