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Carlos Cumpián served as the master of ceremonies for the evening, and a lineup of speakers including Jorge Valdivia and Richard Bray, gave short tributes. Donna Seaman interviewed Sandra after her acceptance speech, and Sandra answered questions from the audience.

Sandra Cisneros Documentary — Chicago Literary Hall of Fame 2021 Fuller Award

Created for the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame 2021 Fuller Award for Lifetime Achievement Presentation by Ray Santisteban

Sandra Cisneros

Awarded March 13, 2021



Bad boys, 1980

The House on Mango Street, 1983

My Wicked, Wicked Ways, 1987

Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, 1991

Hairs / Pelitos, 1994

Loose Woman, 1994

Caramelo, 2002

Vintage Cisneros, 2004

Bravo Bruno, 2011

Have You Seen Marie?, 2012

A House of My Own, 2015

Puro Amor, 2018 



Days and Nights of Love and War (2000). By Eduardo Galeano. Contribution by Sandra Cisneros.

Family Pictures / Cuadros de Familia (2005). By Carmen Lomas Garza. Introduction by Sandra Cisneros

Emergency Tacos: Seven Poets Con Picante (2007). By Carlos Cumpián, Sandra Cisneros, Carlos Cortez, Beatriz Badikian, Cynthia Gallaher, Margarita Lopez-Castro, Raul Nino.

Things We Do Not Talk About: Exploring Latino/a Literature through Essays and Interviews (2014). By Daniel Olivas. Interview of Sandra Cisneros featured in book.


Essays and reporting

“An ofrenda for my mother” in Granta, 2009



Sandra Cisneros holder her Fuller Award

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