About Estella González

Estella González was born and raised in East Los Angeles which inspires her writing. Her work has appeared in Kweli Journal, The Acentos Review, Asteri(x) Journal, Huizache and other literary journals. Her fiction and poetry have been anthologized in Latinos in Lotusland: An Anthology of Contemporary Southern California Literature by Bilingual Press and Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse by Lost Horse Press. 

Her writing has been recognized with a Pushcart Prize “Special Mention” and as a “Reading Notable” for The Best American Non-Required Reading. Her story collection manuscripts have been finalists for the Louise Meriwether First Book Prize and the James D. Houston Award for Western Literature. Her debut short story collection, Chola Salvation, was published April 30, 2021 by Arte Público Press.

She received her B.A. in English from Northwestern University and her MFA in fiction from Cornell University. She lives in Tucson with her husband and two cats.