Gloria E. Anzaldúa
Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa (September 26, 1942 – May 15, 2004) was an award-winning Mexican feminist writer. She died from diabetes. Before she died she had been writing a book. She edited This Bridge Called My Back: Writings By Radical Women of Color with Cherríe Moraga. Her most well known book is Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza. She was born in the Rio de Grande valley of south Texas. She was a lesbian. She wrote books for children in English and Spanish. They are illustrated by Consuelo Mendez.
Awards[change | edit source]
- Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award (1986) - This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color
- Lambda Lesbian Small Book Press Award (1991)
- Lesbian Rights Award (1991)[source?]
- Sappho Award of Distinction (1992)[source?]
- National Endowment for the Arts Fiction Award (1991)
- American Studies Association Lifetime Achievement Award (Bode-Pearson Prize - 2001).
References[change | edit source]
- American Booksellers Association (2013). "The American Book Awards / Before Columbus Foundation [1980–2012"]. BookWeb. Archived from the original on March 13, 2013. http://web.archive.org/web/20130313174235/http://bookweb.org/btw/awards/The-American-Book-Awards---Before-Columbus-Foundation.html. Retrieved September 25, 2013. "1986 [...] A Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, edited by Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua"
- Book Awards - Lambda Literary Awards
- ASA Awards and Prizes | American Studies Association
- "Gloria Andzaldua biography". LGBT History Month. http://lgbthistorymonth.com/gloria-anzaldua?tab=biography.