Cristina Rivera Garza

Finalist, 2023 National Book Awards

Cristina Rivera Garza is the award-winning author of The Taiga Syndrome and The Iliac Crest, among many other books.
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Liliana’s Invincible Summer: A Sister’s Search for Justice

ISBN 9780593244098 Hogarth / Penguin Random House

In the early hours of July 16, 1990, Liliana Rivera Garza was murdered by her abusive ex-boyfriend. A life full of promise and hope, cut tragically short, Liliana's story instead became subsumed into Mexico's dark and relentless history of domestic violence. With Liliana's case file abandoned by a corrupt criminal justice system, her family, including her older sister Cristina, was forced to process their grief and guilt in private, without any hope for justice. More about this book >

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Cristina Rivera Garza

Cristina Rivera Garza is the award-winning author of The Taiga Syndrome and The Iliac Crest, among many other books. A recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship and the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize, Rivera Garza is the M.D. Anderson Distinguished Professor in Hispanic Studies, and director of the PhD program in creative writing in Spanish at the University of Houston.

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