ire’ne lara silva wins the 2014 Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation Award

The Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation (ACDMF) has announced ire’ne lara silva as the winner of the 2014 Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation Award! silva, author of flesh to bone, will receive an award of $25,000 at the ACDMF Award Ceremony and Reading on August 26th at the San Antonio Central Library. Experimental prose fiction writer Fernando A. Flores and poet David Tomás Martinez both received Honorable Mentions, and will receive $10,000 each.

This year’s judges were Helena Maria Viramontes—fiction writer and educator; Cherríe Moraga—writer, poet, playwright and educator; and Eduardo Corral—poet. Educator and poet Jim LaVilla-Havelin served as a moderator.

The Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation was created in honor of Sandra Cisneros’ father, an upholsterer who took great pride in his craft. The ACDMF award is given to writers who are incredibly proud of their own craft. This is the fifteenth and final year of awarding the Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral prize.

The award ceremony is free and open to the public. For more information about the award ceremony, please go here. Make sure to read the most recent review of flesh to bone, “Feministing Readz: Looking for home in ire’ne lara silva’s flesh to bone” to learn more about silva’s brilliant collection of short stories.

Congratulations on this honor, ire’ne!

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