Gloria E. Anzaldúa
Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa (September 26, 1942 – May 15, 2004) was an award-winning American radical 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 | change 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)
- Sappho Award of Distinction (1992)
- National Endowment for the Arts Fiction Award (1991)
- American Studies Association Lifetime Achievement Award (Bode-Pearson Prize - 2001).
References[change | change source]
- American Booksellers Association (2013). "The American Book Awards / Before Columbus Foundation [1980–2012]". BookWeb. Archived from the original on March 13, 2013. 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
- Nelson, Emmanuel Sampath (2005). The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature: A - C. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 170. ISBN 978-0-313-33060-5.
- "NEA_lit_mech_blue.indd" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-11-19. Retrieved 2013-10-02.
- ASA Awards and Prizes | American Studies Association
- "Gloria Andzaldua biography". LGBT History Month.