Washington University in St. Louis: The MFA Program Spring Reading Series 2019
Born in Miami, raised in England and West Virginia, and educated in Texas, Joy Castro is the award-winning author of the memoir The Truth Book, two literary thrillers set in post-Katrina New Orleans: Hell or High Water and Nearer Home, the essay collection Island of Bones, and the short fiction collection How Winter Began. Her work has appeared in venues including Fourth Genre, North American Review, Salon, Afro-Hispanic Review, Gulf Coast, and the New York Times Magazine. She is the Susan J. Rosowski Professor of English and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she teaches creative writing, literature, and Latinx studies. She currently serves as the Writer in Residence at Vanderbilt University.
The event is free and open to the public. Copies of Joy Castro’s books will be available for purchase courtesy of Subterranean Books.