Nebraska Authors

Belinda Acosta

Born 1959 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Belinda Acosta is a journalist who has written and published multiple plays, short stories, and essays. She was born in Lincoln and gained national exposure when she read her personal essay Gran Baile on Latino USA - the Radio Journal of News and Culture in 1995. Her work has appeared in the publication Saguaro from the University of Arizona, and she produced, directed, and performed in a multi-media dance-theater performance of La Llorona.

Places Lived

Austin, TX

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Journalism
  • Play/Screenplay


MFA in Writing, 1997, University of Texas, Austin


TV and media columnist

Places Worked

The Austin Chronicle


University of Arizona
University of Texas
The Austin Chronicle


Damas, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz. 2009.
Sisters, Strangers, and Starting Over. 2010.

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