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Erika L. Sánchez

Erika L. Sánchez is the author of Lessons on Expulsion (Graywolf Press, 2017) and I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2017), which was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award in Young People’s Literature. She earned an MFA from the University of New Mexico and has been the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a CantoMundo Fellowship, the 2013 “Discovery”/Boston Review Prize, the 2015 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, and a 2019 Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is a Princeton Arts Fellow and lives in Chicago, Illinois.


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