Awards, Interviews and More
2023 PCPL Writer-in-Residence: Estella González
Pima County Public 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:
Tuesday afternoons at Quincie Douglas Library
Wednesday afternoons at Flowing Wells Library
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.
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".
Short Story Podcast now on Apple Podcasts and Fictionz!
Chola Salvation short story "No Such thing" is now a podcast on Apple Podcasts and the Fictionz.co platforms. Listen to the first episode for free by clicking on the link below.
List of best Latinx books for 2021 including Chola Salvation.
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.
Los Angeles Literature
Los Angeles Literature blogger Brian Dunlap announces Chola Salvation's publication and Gonzalez's inspiration for the stories.
Chola Salvation among 2021 Selected List of Adult Fiction by Latinx Authors
Writer Zach Powers interviews Esella González about Chola Salvation and the art of fiction.
Chola Salvation one of 21 books listed by prominent Latina organization Las Comadres on its 7th annual summer reading list.
Latinas Y Cafe
Latino broadcaster Armando F. Sanchez interviews Estella González for his YouTube series on Latina role models.
Press release by Arte Público Press announcing the publication of Chola Salvation. It also includes background information on Estella González and a summary of the collection.
Latinx in Publishing lists Chola Salvation and other books by Latinx authors releasing in April.
List of anticipated Latinx books, including Chola Salvation, for the spring as compiled by Boricua Reads