17 Facts About Ana Castillo


Ana Castillo was born on June 15,1953 and is a Chicana novelist, poet, short story writer, essayist, editor, playwright, translator and independent scholar.


Ana Castillo's works offer pungent and passionate socio-political comment that is based on established oral and literary traditions.


Ana Castillo's novel Sapogonia was a 1990 New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and her text So Far from God was a 1993 New York Times Notable Book of the Year.


Ana Castillo is the editor of La Tolteca, an arts and literary magazine.


Ana Castillo has attained a number of awards including a 1987 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation for her first novel, The Mixquiahuala Letters, a Carl Sandburg Award, a Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in fiction and poetry and in 1998 Sor Juana Achievement Award by the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum in Chicago.


Ana Castillo was born in Chicago in 1953, the daughter of Raymond and Rachel Rocha Ana Castillo.


Ana Castillo's mother was Mexican Indian and her father was born in 1933, in Chicago.

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Ana Castillo attended Jones Commercial High School and Chicago City Colleges before completing her BS in art, with a minor in secondary education, at Northeastern Illinois University.


Ana Castillo received her MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Chicago in 1979, after teaching ethnic studies at Santa Rosa Junior College and serving as writer-in-residence for the Illinois Arts Council.


Ana Castillo has taught at Malcolm X Junior College and later on in her life at Sonoma State College.


Ana Castillo received her doctorate from the University of Bremen, Germany, in American Studies in 1991.


Ana Castillo has contributed articles and essays to such publications as the Los Angeles Times and Salon.


Ana Castillo is the editor of La Tolteca, an arts and literary magazine.


Ana Castillo was nominated in 1999 for the "Greatest Chicagoans of the Century" sponsored by the Sun Times.


Ana Castillo's papers are housed at the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives at the University of California, Santa Barbara.


Ana Castillo is a top student who embodies high morals and yearns to live a happy life on the US side of the border.


Ana Castillo's writing about the novel proves to be straightforward yet explained creatively while always keeping in mind her duty to make readers aware of the current events at the border.