Cristina Garcia

Cristina García

Visiting Writer

Visiting Faculty


Cristina García is the author of seven novels: Dreaming in Cuban, The Agüero Sisters, Monkey Hunting, A Handbook to Luck, The Lady Matador’s Hotel, King of Cuba, and, most recently, Here in Berlin; two Latinx anthologies: Cubanísimo: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Cuban Literature and Bordering Fires: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Mexican and Chicano/a Literature; and a collection of poetry, The Lesser Tragedy of Death. García’s work has been nominated for a National Book Award and translated into fourteen languages. She’s the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, and an NEA grant, among other recognitions. Currently, she is playwright-in-residence at the Brava Theater Center in San Francisco.


  • MA, International Relations, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
  • BA, Political Science, Barnard College, 1979