Reyna Grande

Reyna Grande is an award-winning novelist and memoirist. She has received an American Book Award, the El Premio Aztlán Literary Award, and the Latino Book Award. Her second novel, Dancing with Butterflies, received critical acclaim. In 2012, she was a finalist for the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Awards for her memoir The Distance Between Us. Her works have been published internationally in countries such as Norway and South Korea.

Books by this Author

Atria Español Presents: The Best of Mexican Literature
Atria Español Presenta: Lo major de literatura Mexicana
The Lives of Others
La distancia entre nosotros
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Things happen for a reason

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Frida Kahlo

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not acquiring any other skills, besides writing.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Plastic shopping bags and Americans' obsession with their lawns

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Mariposa by Mana, Corazoncito Tirano by Lila Downs, Europa by Santana, Tragos Amargos by Ramon Ayala, El Desierto by Lhasa

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