In a web exclusive, Cristina’s short story, “Goodbyes,” was published by The American Scholar.
Cristina contributed an essay on Texas to this anthology, inspired by the Depression-era WPA guidebooks and chosen by Amazon.com as one of the best 100 books of 2008.
Cristina’s short story “Carmen Elcira: A (Love) Life” appeared in the 2008 Fiction issue. Read the story or listen to a podcast of Cristina reading it.
Cristina contributed a non-fiction piece to this collection in which notable women writers examine Hillary Clinton and which Newsweek called, “Clever, entertaining, provocative, and elegantly written.”
Cristina contributed an online-only piece about her grandmother’s sancocho entitled “Lunch” for the New Yorker‘s annual food issue.
Cristina reflected on a photograph of her grandmother for a photography issue of the Peruvian magazine Etiqueta Negra.
Cristina wrote about her grandparents’ house in this magazine from the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Cristina’s short story “Ashes” appears in this anthology about “Latinos Writing on the Edge.”
Featuring an eclectic mix of Latino writing—including work by Salvador Plascensia, Ana Menendez, and Dagoberto Gilb, among others—this unique anthology showcases literature found in unexpected places.
For this anthology, Cristina contributed the story, “Gabriella, My Heart,” about a young man in Panama coming to terms with his own sexuality.
Other authors featured in the book include Francine Prose, Jennifer Egan, Curtis Sittenfeld, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Aimee Bender and more.
Cristina’s short story “Carnival, Las Tablas” appeared in this issue.
Cristina’s short story “Chasing Birds” appeared in this issue.
Cristina’s “Ode to the Best of the South” — a brief essay about The Largest Statue in the World of an American Hero — appears in this issue.
Cristina’s short story “Mercury” appeared in this issue.
Cristina’s short story “Ashes” appeared in this issue.
Cristina’s short story “Drive” appeared in this issue.