Awards, Interviews and More
2023 PCL Writer-in-Residence: Estella González
Pima County Library
Author Estella González will serve as the 2023 Spring writer-in-residence for Pima County Library. She will offer eight 30-minute One-on-One sessions per week, by appointment:
Talk to her regarding all aspects of your writing and publishing journey. Estella will also offer special programs during her residency including a generative workshop at the Tucson Festival of Books on Sunday, March 5.
Chola Salvation Finalist for the New Mexico Arizona Book Award
New Mexico Book Co-op
Chola Salvation selected as finalist for First Book and Literary Categories in the 2022 New Mexico Arizona Book Awards.
Estella González Wins Gold and Rising Star prize at Internat'l Latino Book Awards
Chola Salvation awarded gold medals for Best Collection of Short Stories-English and Best First Book-Fiction at the 24th International Latino Book Awards (ILBA) held in Los Angeles. Estella González was also selected as one of four authors for ILBA's inaugural Rising Stars marketing prize.
Estella González Selected for 2022 Philip Freund Award in Creative Writing
Estella Gonzalez and three other writing alumni will be honored with the 2022 Philip Freund Award for Creative Writing in recognition of excellence in publication. A reading will be held for the recipients at 5 p.m. Nov. 17. on the Cornell campus.
2022 International Latino Book Awards recognizes Chola Salvation with Honorable Mention and Finalist Honors
Chola Salvation receives "Honorable Mention" for The Rudolfo Anaya Best Latino Focused Fiction Award - English and is a finalist for the "Best Collection of Short Stories-English" and "Best First Book-Fiction-English".
Plenty of Emotion Packed Into Estella Gonzalez's "Chola Salvation"
The Albuquerque Journal
Reviewer David Steinberg interviews author Estella Gonzalez about the titular story of her short story collection for his column.
Chola Salvation Listed in Top 11 Books for 2021
Acclaimed writer Carribean Fragoza includes Chola Salvation in "A Year in Reading: Carribean Fragoza" for online literary magazine, The Millions.
Boston and Chicago Libraries List Chola Salvation on Latinx Heritage Lists
Journal of Storytelling
Chola Salvation picked for Latinx Heritage Month books by Boston and Chicago Libraries. Click on photo for Boston list.
Tucson Portrait Series on Race Features Poem by Estella González
Gonzalez's poem "Writers Workshop" included in "Voices of Race," a portrait series dedicated to amplifying the voices of our BIPOC communities and being a call of action for all people, particularly white communities to be social change agents.
Walla Walla Public Library selects Chola Salvation as its adult fiction book of the week for Hispanic Heritage Month.
Chola Salvation one of 21 books listed by prominent Latina organization Las Comadres on its 7th annual summer reading list.
Latinx in Publishing lists Chola Salvation and other books by Latinx authors releasing in April.