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About Estella González

Estella González is the author of the short story collection, Chola Salvation,  published by Arte Público Press in April 2021. Her work has also been published in Kweli Journal, HuizacheAsteri(x) Journal, and other literary journals. Her poetry has been anthologized in What They Leave Behind: A Latinx Anthology and Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse by Lost Horse Press. 

In addition to a Pushcart Prize “Special Mention,” Estella González has also been recognized with a “Reading Notable” for The Best American Non-Required Reading. Her short story manuscripts were finalists for the Louise Meriwether First Book Prize and the James D. Houston Award for Western Literature. The  International Latino Book Awards also selected Chola Salvation for medals in debut fiction and short story collections. Additionally, she is a recipient of Cornell University's Philip Freund Prize in Creative Writing.

Estella González was born and raised in East Los Angeles which inspires her writing. 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.