The Aura Estrada Prize: Background information when reading Say Her Name

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Say Her Name

A Novel

by Francisco Goldman

Say Her Name
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    Apr 2011, 288 pages
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    Apr 2012, 368 pages

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The Aura Estrada Prize

In addition to memorializing and honoring Aura Estrada in his novel, Francisco Goldman also established a literary prize in 2008 in her name. Francisco Goldman with Aura Estrada Aura Estrada was a published short story writer in several Mexican and Latin American magazines including Letralia, Letras Libres, and Gatopardo, and, among many other projects, she published book reviews for The Boston Review and Bookforum. In the year before her death, she was at work on a novel. Though she was close to earning her PhD through the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Literature at Columbia University, her dream was to be a fiction writer and, while still at Columbia, she enrolled in an MFA program at Hunter College in New York.

The Aura Estrada Prize is awarded biannually with the intention of honoring aspiring female writers like Aura who are under 35, write in Spanish, and live in either Mexico or the United States. The award includes a stipend (approximately $10,000) and residency at one of several writers' colonies in...

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