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AIR:  Analysis, Interviews and Readings

Below are links to an academic analysis of the short story "Chola Salvation"; digital author interviews; and videos of author readings at USC, Cornell University and other venues.

AIR: News

Nov. 16, 2023

Iconic L.A. book store, Tia Chucha's hosts a reading of Daughters of Latin America with Estella González, editor Sandra Guzmán, and writer Angela Morales.

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October 11, 2023

Estella González joins editor extraordinaire Sandra Guzmán and writers Mary Grueso Romero and Yvette Modestin for a discussion about the groundbreaking anthology, Daughters of Latin America:  An International Anthology of Writing by Latine Women.

May 3, 2023

Latina literary podcast Hablemos Escritoras proudly presents Estella González in conversation with Isabel Ibañez. The author discusses Chicana icons, La Virgen de Guadalupe and Frida Kahlo as well as the publishing industry's dearth of Latina/Chicana authors and much more.

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November 17, 2022

Estella González joins fellow Cornell MFA alumni Ryka Aoki, Shane Kowalski and Manuel Muñoz in a reading for the Philip Freund Prize in Creative in Writing.

June 7, 2022

Host Christianne Jacobs discusses Chola Salvation, Chicanx Lit and a little chisme with author Estella Gonzalez on the literary podocast Latino Book Chat.

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April 14, 2021

Estella Gonzalez presents a writing workshop on creating character and setting for Sinclair College's annual Writers Workshop.

February 4, 2022

Caramba Book Club organizer Jessica Gibson and author Estella Gonzalez discuss favorite stories, Mexican cuisine, colonialism and indigeneity during this Instagram interview.

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January 9, 2022

Acclaimed author Daniel Chacon interviews Estella González on NPR station KTEP FM for Words on a Wire, one of the most established and influential radio shows on writing and creativity.  

September/October 2021

Dr. Frederick Luis Aldama interviews Estella Gonzalez for the academic journal, American Book Review, regarding Chola Salvation and her writing.

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August 19, 2021

Amber Zabaleta of Words Rising Book Club in Tucson interviews Estella González about Chola Salvation, her inspirations and her upcoming writing projects.

July 19 2021

Boricua Writer Ivelisse Rodriguez interviews Estella Gonzalez about her short story collection Chola Salvation for the 2021 Kweli International Literary Conference.


July 15, 2021

Estella Gonzalez is joined by fellow Arte Público Press  author Oscar Mancinas in a joint interview on Facebook Live by writer Richard Z. Santos for Houston Public Library.

February 22, 2021

Interview with writer Daniel Olivas about Chola Salvation.

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Sept 10, 2017

Academic forum featuring an analysis by Dr. Wanda Alarcón of the music and Caló used in "Chola Salvation" and other Chicana literature. For further analysis, read her full dissertation here.

September 16, 2010

A digital recording of Estella Gonzalez reading an early draft of the short story "Angry Blood" in the lecture hall of USC's Doheny Library for the Festival de Flor y Canto de Aztlán.

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