Gina Berriault Award for Fiction: Cristina Garcia
Cristina García is the award-winning author of seven novels, including: Dreaming in Cuban, The Agüero Sisters, Monkey Hunting, A Handbook to Luck, The Lady Matador’s Hotel, King of Cuba and the forthcoming Berliners Who. She has edited anthologies, written children’s books and published poetry. García’s work has been nominated for a National Book Award and translated into 14 languages. She lives in the Bay Area, where she is the founder and artistic director of the Las Dos Brujas Writers’ Workshop.
Gina Berriault Award
Professor Peter Orner, in conjunction with Fourteen Hills Press, inaugurated the Gina Berriault Award in 2009 to pay homage to the eponymous writer, a former SF State professor who with every story embodied a certain selflessness and unflinching compassion. The award is given annually to a writer with a similar spirit who has shown a love for storytelling and a commitment to helping young writers.
Fourteen Hills Press
Fourteen Hills Press established its nonprofit literary journal, Fourteen Hills: The San Francisco State University Review, in 1994. Staffed and produced by graduate students in the Creative Writing Department, the journal’s alumni includes recipients of Pulitzer, Pushcart and O. Henry prizes, as well as state laureate recognition.