Reyna Grande

Reyna Grande is an award-winning novelist and memoirist. She has received an American Book Award, the El Premio Aztlán Literary Award, and the Latino Book Award. Her second novel, Dancing with Butterflies, received critical acclaim. In 2012, she was a finalist for the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Awards for her memoir The Distance Between Us. Her works have been published internationally in countries such as Norway and South Korea.

Books by this Author

Atria Español Presents: The Best of Mexican Literature
Atria Español Presenta: Lo major de literatura Mexicana
The Lives of Others
La distancia entre nosotros
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Things happen for a reason

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My height

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I would love to meet Frida Kahlo. I would thank her for her strength and perseverance, which has inspired not only me but thousands of Latinas.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Film editor

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Dying and leaving my children to be raised by someone else. Not being there to see them grow up.

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