Nebraska Authors

Joy Castro

Born 1967 Miami, FL (USA)

Born in Miami, Joy Castro is the author of the memoirs The Truth Book and Island of Bones, the literary thrillers Hell or High Water and Nearer Home, and the short fiction collection How Winter Began. Editor of the anthology Family Trouble: Memoirists on the Hazards and Rewards of Revealing Family.

Places Lived

Miami, FL
ENGLAND
West Virginia
Texas
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry

Keywords

Creative Nonfiction; Short Fiction, Novels; Literary Criticism; Women's Studies; Memoir; Ethnic Studies

Occupation

Associate Professor of English at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, since 2007

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Honors

Charles Gordone Award for Poetry
Frank B. Vogel Scholarship in nonfiction at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference
International Latino Book Award
Nebraska Book Award
Finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award
Willa Cather Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Bibliography

The Truth Book: A Memoir. 2005.
Hell or High Water. 2012.
Island of Bones, Essays. 2012.
Nearer Home. 2013.
Family Trouble: Memoirists on the Hazards and Rewards of Revealing Family. 2013. (editor)
How Winter Began: Stories. 2015.
Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867-2017. 2017. (Contributor)

Has published stories and essays in Mid-American Review, North American Review, Cream City Review, Chelsea, Quarterly West, The New York Times Magazine, and others.

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