Sandra Cisneros

Sandra Cisneros, author "A House of My Own" and "The House on Mango Street"

Air Dates: August 13-15, 2016
Sandra Cisneros, author This week, in a NEW interview, REPORT FROM SANTA FE speaks with internationally best-selling author Sandra Cisneros. Cisneros celebrates the 26th anniversary of her iconic novel The House on Mango Street, and welcomes the paperback edition of her memoir, A House of My Own, a richly illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography — an intimate album of a beloved literary legend. “Home” is a theme throughout Cisneros’ work, usually in the form of clever aphorisms ("A house for me is a space to reinvent oneself, like putting on a new dress."), and she drops countless anecdotes about writing her famous first novel. But eventually, home becomes less associated with the house on Mango Street, particularly when she applies it as a metaphor to other developments in her life, for example her literary activism: "We do this because the world we live in is a house on fire, and the people we love are burning." “A House of My Own: Stories from My Life” includes works from three decades of her writing, and in it Cisneros generously invites us into her home and her world with the grace of that old saying “Mi casa es su casa.” More

Sandra Cisneros, author "A House of My Own" and "The House on Mango Street"

Air Dates: October 24-26, 2015
Sandra Cisneros, author - This week's guest on REPORT FROM SANTA FE is award-winning novelist, poet, and MacArthur Fellow Sandra Cisneros, the author of “The House on Mango Street.” Her latest work, “A House of My Own,” is a richly illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography—an intimate album of a beloved literary legend. More