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A Cup of Water Under My Bed is a Guernica Editors’ Pick, a Kirkus Best Nonfiction Book of 2014, and winner of a 2015 IPPY Award for memoir!

Boston Globe: “Gorgeously written from start to finish, the book’s emotional heart is in the author’s childhood, and it reverberates through her adulthood.”

Lambda Literary: “Her deft hand with language, imagery, and emotion create an internal world that is both intimate and achingly beautiful.”

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Read excerpts at Salon and The Advocate. Check out the Rumpus interview and my essay at The Huffington Post on writing a first memoir.

her deft hand with language, imagery, and emotion create an internal world that is both intimate and achingly beautiful. – See more at: http://www.lambdaliterary.org/reviews/09/27/a-cup-of-water-under-my-bed-by-daisy-hernandez/#sthash.YDElQ3B6.dpuf
her deft hand with language, imagery, and emotion create an internal world that is both intimate and achingly beautiful. – See more at: http://www.lambdaliterary.org/reviews/09/27/a-cup-of-water-under-my-bed-by-daisy-hernandez/#sthash.8Fk1Qkoj.dpuf
her deft hand with language, imagery, and emotion create an internal world that is both intimate and achingly beautiful. – See more at: http://www.lambdaliterary.org/reviews/09/27/a-cup-of-water-under-my-bed-by-daisy-hernandez/#sthash.8Fk1Qkoj.dpuf

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Read my reporting on the “kissing bug” disease, or Chagas, for TheAltantic.com and learn how patient advocates and cardiologists are helping Latin American immigrants.

Lambda Literary honored me with the 2015 Dr. Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award!

Dogwood chose “Los Ojos” as the winner of their 2015 creative nonfiction contest.

My commentary is up at NPR’s CodeSwitch: 4 Reasons Why Scandal Is A Telenovela. And A Good One.

Gulf Coast published my essay “The Bus Stop” about the shifting racial demographics of my hometown. The current print issue of Juked has my short story “Cuello,” and the online spiritual magazine Killing the Buddha published my essay “The Buddha Loves Boundaries.”

Beacon Broadside and The Advocate posted my essay “Places to Remember: In Memory of Leslie Feinberg,” about the passing of the trans author and activist.