Jennine's fiction has appeared in the PEN/O. Henry Prize Anthology and has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes and the Best New American Voices series. She’s the recipient of scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference as well as the John Winthrop Prize.
Here you'll find links to some of Jennine's published work, fiction and otherwise, as well as some fun stuff, like snippets of her novel-in-progress.
World Literature Today
To read it, click here and scroll down.
“Jennine Capó Crucet is an electrifying new talent—she’s funny, she’s smart, and she knows how to tell great stories. I fell in love with this terrific collection from the first paragraph, and I was still smitten on the last page.”
—Curtis Sittenfeld, Prep &American Wife, both New York Times Notable Books
Click on the covers to read Jennine's reviews, published in L Magazine, a print New York City
“In this engrossing collection…Crucet details vividly the daily struggle that leads Cubans to prize their heritage above much else, but also illuminates a powerful need to escape the past.”
“What a joy it is to read the work of a writer who has a powerful voice, a sense of humor, and a feeling for local histories. Jennine Capó Crucet’s stories start with Cuban American neighborhoods and cultures and then sail off into the direction of the great themes: love, familial bonds, aging, and death. And resurrection. This is a wonderful collection.”
—Charles Baxter, Feast of Love, National Book Award finalist
“This is definitely a young writer to watch for, sassy, smart, with an unerring ear for a community’s voices, its losses, its over-the-top telenovela extravagances, and its poignant struggles to understand itself in a new land. I was glad not to have to leave Hialeah right away, but to stay long enough to hear its many stories as told by a gifted writer like Jennine Capó Crucet.”
—Julia Alvarez, How the García Girls Lost Their Accents & In the Time of the Butterflies
Visit Jennine's blog, which isn't updated too often (or at all) these days because she's working feverishly on a novel. Still, though, it's fun-ish.
And twitter is fun, right? And it counts as writing, right? Follow Jennine at www.twitter.com/crucet.
There used to be a link to Jennine's ridiculous wedding website here. Then she stopped paying the bill for the domain name. Archived pages from that—the good ones with pictures of parrots and skunks on them—coming soon. Maybe.
Keeping Up With the Jones
An interview with Pulitzer Prize winning writer Edward P. Jones, author of Lost in The City, The Known World, and All Aunt Hagar's Children
Published in Dislocate
2005, Issue 1
To read it, click here.
“Jennine Capo Crucet has a Swiftian eye of the absurd, but her great wit is far more generous (and accurate) than satire. Her recreation of a Cuban American working class Miami transcends the merely local, and is rooted in an understanding of what Pessoa called "the bridge" between the personal and the human.”
—Joe Weil, 2010 John Gardner Award Judge