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A Cup of Water Under My Bed is a Guernica Editors’ Pick, a Kirkus Best Nonfiction Book, and winner of an 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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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

MSNBC had me on to talk about Chagas, a Zika-like disease, and Sen. Bernie Sanders called my story on Chagas and racial health disparities a “must read.” Guernica magazine published my feature on the only clinic in the country treating this disease. You can see more of my writing on Chagas here.

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Here are recent works of creative nonfiction:

A short essay on the elections is now at Aster(ix): A Journal of Art, Criticism and Literature.

“Collares” about the Afro-Cuban religion Regla de Ocha and debts to immigrant parents is on Rumpus.

“A Second Arrow Story” and “Envidia” look at chronic pain and Cuban azabaches respectively at Tricycle.

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

A lyric essay about racial demographics, “The Bus Stop” is at Gulf Coast.

“Places to Remember: In Memory of Leslie Feinberg,” commemorates the passing of the trans author and activist at Beacon Broadside and The Advocate.

And fiction: my short story “Cuello” is up at Juked.

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