2014 Conference on Rudolfo Anaya
Ana Castillo on Writing About the Southwest
(Conference registrants only)
National Book Tour starts Thursday, April 17th, 7 p.m. at Bookworks in Albuquerque, NM.
ADVANCED PRAISE for GIVE IT TO ME:
‘Cheeky, amoral, and a gritty survivor, Palma Piedras is a picaresque heroine for the modern day. With an unflinching satirical flair, Castillo creates a vivid cast of rogues and helpless characters who alarmingly resemble people we know.”
–JAIME MANRIQUE, author of Cervantes Street
Northern New Mexico Holy Saturday workshops closed at capacity:
NATIONAL BOOK TOUR: Starts April 17th, Bookworks Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Advanced Praise for Give It To Me
May 1. 2014
“…a fun, insightful, sometimes raunchy read that will be welcome by Castillo’s many fans.”
“Castillo has established a solid reputation as one of the most powerful writers giving voice to the contemporary Chicana experience. Palma lives up to the Castillo’s reputation of creating strong characters that defy stereotypes”
–Starred review, Library Journal
“In this gritty and entertaining novel, Ana Castillo paints a captivating portrait of a future that defies odds questions stereotypes and always maintains a sense of humor.” –Elena Poniatowska, author of Hasta no verte, Jesús mío.
“With its daring eroticism, this novel make a bold statement about feminism and women of color.”
–Buzzfeed.com (Fourteen Must-Read Works of Chicano Literature)
–Give It To Me gives us a post 9/11, post-Bush, fast-talking, fast-walking multicultural, multiracial, multisexual panoply of characters…I thought I would die laughing.”
–Cheryl Clark, author of The Days of Good Looks: Prose and Poetry 1980-2005
Through deadpan humor, impulsive characters, and a romp across America, Castillo’s absorbing novel is a search for twenty-first century identity at a time when we find that very notion as its most unstable.”
–Tony Valenzuela, executive director of the Lambda Literary Foundation
Massacre of the Dreamers: Essays on Xicanisma 20th Anniversary Updated Edition. November 1, 2014 Release through University of New Mexico Press from Dr. Ana Castillo, Lund-Gill Endowed Chair, Dominican University, River Forest, IL
Outstanding Book awarded by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights.
(Back Copy Description)
This new edition (with a foreword by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Éstes, Women Who Run with the Wolves) is an immensely influential book that gives voice to Mexic-Amerindian women silenced for hundreds of years by the dual censorship of being female and brown-skinned. Castillo introduced the term “Xicanisma” to replace “Chicana feminism,” including mestiza women on both sides of the border. In history and myth, interviews, and ethnography, she explores all aspects of their identity. Her book remains a compelling document, enhanced here with revisions throughout and a new afterword.
“Brilliant and powerfully written . . . .These essays are testimony and proof of a . . . revolutionary consciousness signaling change and real hope.”—Ms Magazine
“Castillo goes after our hearts and minds, not territory or power.”—Village Voice
“Fighting for her past, fighting against her past, Ana Castillo helps clear a collective way out. This is a book of footprints.”—Eduardo Galeano, author of Memory of Fire.
“At times brilliant, at times angry, at times poignant, but at all times riveting.”—María Herrera-Sobek, coauthor, Chicana Creativity and Criticism
In 2013 Ana Castillo received the Gloria E. Anzaldúa Award from the American Studies Association for her essay “The Real and True Meaning of Our Lady of Guadalupe,” the new afterword to this edition.
Ana Castillo, Editor-in-chief and Publisher.
Feminist Press. May 2014. 262p. ISBN 9781558618633. $24.95; pap. ISBN 9781558618503. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781558618510. F
“…Castillo has established a solid reputation as one of the most powerful writers giving voice to the contemporary Chicana experience. …Palma lives up to Castillo’s reputation of creating strong characters that defy stereotypes.”—Faye Chadwell