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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. Actress Sara Ramirez (AKA: Dr. Callie from Grey’s Anatomy) loves the book! Buy the memoir today. And now it’s available in Spanish!

Boston Globe: “Gorgeously written from start to finish…”

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

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My new book project is on Chagas, a Zika-like disease that afflicts 300,000 Americans. Senator Bernie Sanders called my reporting a “must read.” My long-form journalism piece on the disease was published by Guernica and you can see more of my writing on Chagas here.

Curious about the lyric essay? Here’s the handout from my workshop at the 2018 Creative Nonfiction Conference.

Calling all feministas! I am working on a new edition of the anthology Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism. Stay tuned for updates.

Brevity nominated my essay “Wings” for a 2017 Pushcart.

A short essay on the 2016 election is now at Aster(ix): A Journal of Art, Criticism and Literature. Also, Beacon Broadside and Tricycle published two of my reflections on the election: “My Father Supports Cheetoh. Now What?” and “Finding Refuge in a Time of War.”

I’m a regular contributor to the Buddhist magazine Tricycle. Check out my essays there about chronic pain, envy and immigration.

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

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.