Barbara Mujica

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Barbara Mujica is an American novelist, short story writer and critic.

Her latest novels are Sister Teresa (2007), based on the life of Saint
Saint
A saint is a holy person. In various religions, saints are people who are believed to have exceptional holiness.In Christian usage, "saint" refers to any believer who is "in Christ", and in whom Christ dwells, whether in heaven or in earth...

 Teresa of Ávila
Teresa of Ávila
Saint Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, baptized as Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun, and writer of the Counter Reformation, and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer...

, and Frida, (2001) based on the life of Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo de Rivera was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán, and perhaps best known for her self-portraits....

. The latter was translated into seventeen languages.

Barbara Mujica's other book-length fiction includes The Deaths of Don Bernardo (novel, 1990), Sanchez across the Street (stories, 1997) and Far from My Mother's Home (stories, 1999). Barbara Mujica's short stories have appeared in numerous magazines including The Minnesota Review, Pangolin Papers, and The Literary Review, and anthologies such as Where Angels Glide at Dawn, eds. Lori Carlson and Cnythia Ventura, Intro. Isabel Allende (1990, 1993), What Is Secret: Stories by Chilean Women, ed. Marjorie Agosín (1995), Two Worlds Walking, ed. C. W. Truesdale and Diana Glancy (1994), and The House of Memory, ed. Marjorie Agosín (1999). Her essays have appeared in The New York Times
The New York Times
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, The Washington Post
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, The Miami Herald
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, and many other publications. In 1990 her essay "Bilingualism's Goal" was named one of the best 50 op-eds of the decade by The New York Times.

Mujica has won several awards for her writing: the Trailblazers Award from Dialogue on Diversity (2004), the Theodore Hoepfner
Southern humanities review
The Southern Humanities Review is a quarterly literary journal published by Auburn University . The current editors are Dan Latimer and Chantel Acevedo. It publishes fiction, poetry, critical essays, and book reviews on the arts, literature, philosophy, religion, and history...

 Award (2002), the Pangolin Prize (1998), the E. L. Doctorow
E. L. Doctorow
Edgar Lawrence Doctorow is an American author.- Biography :Edgar Lawrence Doctorow was born in the Bronx, New York City, the son of second-generation Americans of Russian Jewish descent...

 International Fiction Competition (1992). She has also won grants and awards from Poets and Writers of New York and the Spanish Government. She is a two-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize
Pushcart Prize
The Pushcart Prize is an American literary prize by Pushcart Press that honors the best "poetry, short fiction, essays or literary whatnot" published in the small presses over the previous year. Magazine and small book press editors are invited to nominate up to 6 works they have featured....

 for Fiction.

A Professor of Spanish
Spanish language
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 at Georgetown University
Georgetown University
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, she has written numerous books and articles. The latest books are Lettered Women: The Correspondence of Teresa de Avila (Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a private research university located in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Founded in 1873, the university is named for shipping and rail magnate "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt, who provided Vanderbilt its initial $1 million endowment despite having never been to the...

 Press, forthcoming), Espiritualidad y feminismo: Santa Teresa de Jesus,(Ediciones del Orto, 2007), and Women Writers of Early Modern Spain: Sophia's Daughters (Yale University
Yale University
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Press, 2004).

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