Cristina García Bio, Age, Family, Novel, Education, Dreaming in Cuban

Cristina García Biography

Cristina García is a Cuban-born American journalist and novelist born in Havana, Cuba. García has once worked for Time Magazine as a researcher, reporter, and Miami bureau chief before turning to fiction writing. She is best known for her first novel Dreaming in Cuban (1992), which received critical acclaim and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Garcia has thereafter published several novels including The Agüero Sisters (1997) and Monkey Hunting (2003). She has also edited books of Cuban and other Latin American literature.

Cristina García Age

Cuban-born American journalist and novelist, García was born on July 4, 1958, in Havana, Cuba. She is 60 years old as of 2018.

Cristina García Family

García was born in Havana to a Guatemalan father, Francisco M. Garcia and Cuban mother, Esperanza Lois. García was raised in Queens, Brooklyn Heights, and Manhattan, in New York after his family among others flee from Cuba after Fidel Castro came to power.

Cristina García Husband

Cristina García is married to her husband Scott Brown and has a daughter namely Pilar. The family resides in Los Angeles.

Cristina García Education

Journalist Cristina García attended Barnard College, where she completed a bachelor’s degree in political science. She later earned a master’s degree in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in 1981.

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Cristina García Career

García pursued a career in journalism, after having worked as a part-time “copy girl” with the New York Times. While at Johns Hopkins, she obtained an intern position with The Boston Globe that she held for a short time before becoming a reporter for the Knoxville Journal.

she was hired by Time Magazine. Beginning there as a reporter/research. She has also published her first novel Dreaming in Cuban, in 1992. She has also written and published several novels The Agüero Sisters (1997) and Monkey Hunting (2003) and has edited books of Cuban and other Latin American literature. In 2009, Garcia was hired as the Visiting Affiliate Professor and Black Mountain Institute Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has taught at other colleges including the University of Texas-Austin, Texas Tech University, and Texas State University-San Marcos, where she is the 2012–14 University Chair in Creative Writing.

Cristina García Net Worth

We don’t have enough information about Cristina García Cars, Monthly/Yearly Salary. Her estimated net worth is around $30 Million.

Cristina García Facts

  • Cristina Garcia’s age 60 years.
  • She was born in Havana, Cuba to a Cuban mother and a Guatemalan father. She later settled in Los Angeles with her husband, Scott Brown.
  • Birthday July 4 and Born in 1958.
  • She studied political science and international relations at Barnard College and Johns Hopkins University.
  • She later worked for Time Magazine as a researcher and reporter.
  • Birth Sign Cancer.
  • She was nominated for the National Book Award for her 1992 novel, Dreaming in Cuban.

Cristina García Journalist

She is a Cuban-born American journalist, García pursued a career in journalism, after having worked as a part-time “copy girl” with the New York Times. She was hired by Time Magazine as a reporter/researcher.

Cristina García Novels

  • Dreaming in Cuban (1992)
  • The Agüero Sisters (1997)
  • Monkey Hunting (2003)
  • A Handbook to Luck

Cristina García Dreaming in Cuban

Dreaming in Cuban is the first novel written by author Cristina García. The novel focuses particularly on the women—Celia del Pino, her daughters Lourdes and Felicia, and her granddaughter Pilar.

Cristina García Works

  • Dreaming in Cuban: A Novel (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992) ISBN 978-0-345-38143-9
  • Cars of Cuba, essay, with photographer Joshua Greene and creator D. D. Allen (New York: H.N. Abrams, 1995. ISBN 0-8109-2631-8)
  • The Agüero Sisters (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. ISBN 0-679-45090-4)
  • Monkey Hunting (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. ISBN 0-375-41056-2)
  • Cubanisimo!: The Vintage Book of contemporary Cuban literature, editor and introduction (New York: Vintage Books, 2003. ISBN 0-385-72137-4)
  • “Introduction” to Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda [1924] (New York: Penguin Classics, 2004. ISBN 978-0142437704)
  • Bordering Fires: The vintage book of contemporary Mexican and Chicano/a literature, editor and introduction (New York: Vintage Books, 2006. ISBN 1-4000-7718-4)
  • A Handbook to Luck (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007. ISBN 0-307-26436-X)
  • The Lady Matador’s Hotel: A Novel (Simon & Schuster, 2010. ISBN 1-4391-8174-8)
  • King of Cuba: A Novel (Scribner, 2013)

Cristina García Awards and Honors

  • Dreaming in Cuban a finalist for the 1992 National Book Award
  • 1996 Whiting Award for fiction
  • 1997 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for The Agüero Sisters
  • 2008 Northern California Book Award for Fiction for A Handbook to Luck

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