Sandra Cisneros Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Famous Books, Net Worth

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Sandra Cisneros

Last Updated: 08 May, 2024 | Views: 314

Age: 69

Profession: Writer

Other Profession(s): Artist, Poet, NoveList

Famous For: The House on Mango Street (1983)

Higher Education: University of Iowa (MFA)

Sandra Cisneros Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
20 Dec, 1954 (69 Years 05 Months)

Birth Country
United States

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Sandra Cisneros Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (profile/biography)

Sandra Cisneros, a well-known American writer, was born in 1954 in Chicago, Illinois. Sandra Cisneros was raised in a Mexican-American working-class family where she was the sole daughter of seven siblings. Her writing has been profoundly shaped by growing up with seven siblings.

Sandra Cisneros Early Life and Education:

Cisneros was raised in a bilingual household and often struggled to navigate between the world of her Mexican heritage and the predominantly white world outside.
Cisneros attended Loyola University Chicago for her undergraduate degree.

Sandra Cisneros' Writing Career:

In 1978: After completing her MFA degree, she began teaching at Latino Youth High School in Chicago, focusing on helping former high-school dropouts.

In 1980: Cisneros' first published work was a collection of poems entitled "Bad Boys."

In 1984: Sandra authored "The House on Mango Street," translated worldwide and taught in U.S. classrooms.

In 1991, Cisneros published "Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, " a collection of twenty-two short stories.

In 1998: Sandra founded the Macondo Writers Workshop to offer writers programs that are socially conscious.

In 1999: Cisneros founded the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation.

Sandra Cisneros Major Works:

In addition to "The House on Mango Street," Cisneros has also produced several influential books, such as "Caramelo" (2002) and "Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories" (1991). The work received appreciation for its rich emotional depth and compelling characters.

Sandra Cisneros Awards:

In 1981: Sandra Cisneros was awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.

In 2015: Sandra received a National Medal of Arts.

In 2016: Cisneros received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree. 

In 2019: Cisneros received the PEN/Nabokov Award from PEN America.

In 2021: Sandra received the Fuller Award from the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame.

Sandra Cisneros Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 157 cm
In Meters 1.57 m
In feet & Inches 5'2"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 58 Kg
In Pounds 127 lbs

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Sandra Cisneros Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Alfredo Cisneros de Moral

Mother's Name
Elvira Cordero Anguiano

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