This reading is co-sponsored by the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity.
Winner of an International Latino Book Award and the Nebraska Book Award and a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award, Joy Castro is the author of the memoir The Truth Book (2005), the crime novel Hell or High Water (2012), the essay collection Island of Bones (2012), the crime novel Nearer Home (2013), and the short fiction collection How Winter Began (2015). Her creative and critical work has appeared in Fourth Genre, Seneca Review, North American Review, Salon, Women’s Review of Books, Gulf Coast, Brevity, and the New York Times Magazine. Editor of Family Trouble: Memoirists on the Hazards and Rewards of Revealing Family (2013) and of Machete: The Ohio State Series in Literary Nonfiction, she is a professor at the University of Nebraska, where she teaches creative writing, literature, and Latina/o studies.
Following the reading will be a Q&A led by Kortet Mensah, associate vice president of diversity and inclusion.