Sandra Cisneros


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in Chicago, Illinois, The United States
December 20, 1954

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Sandra Cisneros is internationally acclaimed for her poetry and fiction and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lannan Literary Award and the American Book Award, and of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the MacArthur Foundation.

Cisneros is the author of two novels The House on Mango Street and Caramelo; a collection of short stories, Woman Hollering Creek; two books of poetry, My Wicked Ways and Loose Woman; and a children's book, Hairs/Pelitos.

She is the founder of the Macondo Foundation, an association of writers united to serve underserved communities (www.macondofoundation.org), and is Writer in Residence at Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.
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Average rating: 3.73 · 156,934 ratings · 13,318 reviews · 23 distinct worksSimilar authors
The House on Mango Street

3.65 avg rating — 124,005 ratings — published 1984 — 86 editions
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Caramelo

3.91 avg rating — 10,340 ratings — published 2002 — 47 editions
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Woman Hollering Creek and O...

4.04 avg rating — 8,932 ratings — published 1991 — 24 editions
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Loose Woman

4.22 avg rating — 3,799 ratings — published 1994 — 9 editions
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My Wicked Wicked Ways: Poems

4.18 avg rating — 1,492 ratings — published 1987 — 5 editions
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Woman Hollering Creek & The...

4.23 avg rating — 1,136 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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A House of My Own: Stories ...

4.29 avg rating — 1,247 ratings — published 2015 — 10 editions
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Have You Seen Marie?

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3.86 avg rating — 1,182 ratings — published 2012 — 17 editions
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Eleven

3.97 avg rating — 587 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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Hairs/Pelitos

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