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Well, I’m Buddhist, Ray, and so part of my Buddhism has allowed me to look a little more deeply at people and the events in…
There are many Latino writers as talented as I am, but because we are published through small presses, our books don’t count. We are still…
Perhaps the greatest challenge has been trying to keep my time to myself and my private life private in order to do my job. Everything…
I was raised in Chicago, so always used Latina. It’s what my Father and brothers called ourselves, when we meant the entire Spanish-speaking community of…
I spent my thirties living out of boxes and moving every six months to a year. It was my cloud period: I just wandered like…
I was a little press writer when the National Endowment for the Arts came to my rescue and gave me an award. I couldn’t buy…
I liked the books I read that said things like ‘I shan’t’. I would try to find a way to say in my life, to…
I grew up listening to the Beatles and being an ardent Beatles fan when I was in third grade all the way to adulthood, and…
I felt a failure because I couldn’t sustain myself from what I earned from my writing. My day jobs were what mattered, and it was…
And the nice thing about writing a novel is you take your time, you sit with the character sometimes nine years, you look very deeply…
In English, my name means hope. In Spanish, it means too many letters. It means sadness. It means waiting. It is like the number nine,…
I wasn’t aware that ‘House on Mango Street’ was so influenced by Spanish until after I finished.
I thought that strange syntax was the language of story books. I didn’t realize those were poor translations… English from Edwardian times.
My father never wanted me to be a writer. He didn’t – he came to terms with it maybe two years before he died. He…
What’s always a challenge for me is that my Spanish is not the level of my English. Nor do I read in Spanish the way…
Once people are not here physically, the spiritual remains. We still connect, we can communicate, we can give and receive love and forgiveness. There is…
Mexico is only a memory of childhood safety.
I think my family and closest friends are learning about my need to withdraw, and I am learning how to restore and store my energy…
Generally if you’re a daughter in a Mexican family, no one wants to tell you anything; they tell you the healthy lies about your family.
I think people should read fairy tales, because we’re hungry for a mythology that will speak to our fears.
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