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Date: 4:30pm EDT March 26, 2015

An Evening of Fiction with Helena Maria Viramontes

Part of the Sophie Kerr Lecture Series

Helena María Viramontes is the author of Their Dogs Came with Them (Washington Square Press, 2008), a novel, and two previous works of fiction, The Moths and Other Stories (Arte Publico Press, 1995)and Under the Feet of Jesus (Plume, 1996), a novel.

Named a USA Ford Fellow in Literature for 2007 by United States Artists, she has also received the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature, a Sundance Institute Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Luis Leal Award and a Spirit Award from the California Latino Legislative Caucus. Viramontes is currently Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, where she is at work on a new novel