Lorraine M. López teaches in the Masters of Fine Arts Program at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and she is an associate editor of the Afro-Hispanic Review.
Her fiction has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Voices of Mexico, CrazyHorse, Image, Cimarron Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, StoryQuarterly/Narrative Magazine, and Latino Boom. Her short story collection, Soy la Avon Lady and Other Stories (Curbstone Press, 2002) won the inaugural Miguel Marmól prize for fiction. Her second book, Call Me Henri (Curbstone Press 2006) was awarded the Paterson Prize for Young Adult Literature, and her novel, The Gifted Gabaldón Sisters, released in October of 2008 from Grand Central Press, is a Borders/Las Comadres Selection for the month of November. López’s short story collection, Homicide Survivors Picnic, is due out from BkMk Press in 2009.