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A Cup of Water Under My Bed is a Guernica Editors’ Pick and a Kirkus Best Nonfiction Book of 2014!

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 the Rumpus interview and excerpts at Salon and The Advocate. The memoir received the 2015 Honorable Mention for Best Latino/a Literature in the U.S. from Casa de las Américas in Cuba.

Praise for the anthology Colonize This! from Minneapolis City Pages: “Whereas Bad Feminist is accessible, Colonize This! is radical. Daisy Hernández collected and edited voices that need to be heard, and now it’s your turn to actively listen.”

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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My two-step guide for writers to thrive at AWP.

The journal Gulf Coast published my essay “The Bus Stop” about the shifting racial demographics of my hometown. New essays coming soon with Dogwood and Salt Hill Journal.

Read my commentary at NPR’s CodeSwitch: 4 Reasons Why Scandal Is A Telenovela. And A Good One

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.

What does it mean to write a first memoir? Read my short essay  at The Huffington Post.

You can 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.