Francisco Laguna Correa

Francisco Laguna Correa
Headshot of Francisco Laguna-Correa.jpg
At High Point University
Born (1982-09-20)September 20, 1982
Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation Writer, college professor, editor.
Alma mater UNAM (B.A.)
Autonomous University of Madrid (M.A.)
UNC-Chapel Hill (Ph.D.)
University of Pittsburgh (M.F.A.)
Genre Literary fiction, non-fiction
Literary movement Postmodern literature, Post-postmodernism, Hybrid Literature, Bilingual literature and translingual narratives
Notable works Wild North, Finales felices, Crush Me

Francisco Laguna Correa is a Chicano-Mexican writer and editor, born in Mexico City, who resides in the United States.[1][2] He is the author of the book of flash fictions Finales felices (2012), which was awarded the 2012 National Literary Prize of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE), an institution based in New York City.[3][4][5] His book of prose poems Crush Me: Ría Brava (a broken novel) was awarded the International Poetry Prize "Desiderio Macías Silva" of the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes in 2013.[6] In 2016, Laguna Correa was one of the recipients of The Fuerza Award, a social recognition for his intellectual activism in the Pittsburgh area granted by The City of Pittsburgh, the collective Café con Leche, and The Latin American Cultural Union (LACU). [7][8] The Chicago Review of Books recommended his book Crush Me (a broken novel) for the 2017 National Poetry Month.[9]

Education[edit]

He graduated with a double BA in Hispanic Studies and Liberal Studies at the UNAM and Portland State University, he also holds two master's degrees, one in Immigration and another in Hispanic Philosophy, both from the Autonomous University of Madrid.[10] He holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic Cultural Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[11] He was the recipient in 2014 of the K. Leroy Irvis Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh to join the Creative Writing program and teach undergraduate clases of Critical Thinking and Writing in English. He also holds an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh.

Awards[edit]

(2012) National Literary Prize of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE) in New York City, USA

(2013) International Poetry Prize Desiderio Macías Silva in Aguascalientes, Mexico

(2016) The Fuerza Award in Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Website of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language. "Francisco Laguna Correa gana segundo certamen literario de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española". Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Laguna-Correa, Francisco (2011). Crítica literaria y otros cuentos. USA: Editorial Paroxismo. p. 98. ISBN 0615520669. 
  3. ^ Website of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language. "Francisco Laguna Correa gana segundo certamen literario de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española". Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Blog de Manuel Garrido Palacios" (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Website of the newspaper El Universal. "Francisco Laguna Correa gana premio de la ANLE" (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Website of the newspaper La Jornada-Aguscalientes http://www.lja.mx/2013/09/inauguran-el-tercer-festival-de-las-artes-de-la-uaa/. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  7. ^ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "The 2016 Fuerza Awards". 
  8. ^ Radical Narratives. "Crush Me by f.l. Crank". 
  9. ^ Chicago Review of Books. "Read these 25 books for National Poetry Month". 
  10. ^ Website of the El Cuento en Red, Revista Electrónica de Estudios sobre la Ficción Breve. "Interview with Francisco Laguna Correa (in Spanish)" (PDF). 
  11. ^ Website of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language. "Francisco Laguna Correa gana segundo certamen literario de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española". Retrieved 4 October 2012.