Black and white photo of Joy CastroBio

Joy Castro is the award-winning author of the post-Katrina New Orleans literary thrillers Hell or High Water, which received the Nebraska Book Award, and Nearer Home, and the story collection How Winter Began, as well as the memoir The Truth Book and the essay collection Island of Bones, which received the International Latino Book Award. She is also editor of the anthology Family Trouble and served as the guest judge of CRAFT‘s first Creative Nonfiction Award. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Salon, Ploughshares, Gulf Coast, Brevity, Afro-Hispanic Review, and elsewhere. A former Writer-in-Residence at Vanderbilt University, she is currently the Willa Cather Professor of English and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Photo credit: Shae Sackman


CRAFT interview with Jacqueline Doyle

Chapter 16 interview with Erica Wright

Los Angeles Review of Books interview with Alex Espinoza

Sliver of Stone interview with Lynne Barrett

La Bloga interview with Amelia María de la Luz Montes

Make/Work interview with Scott Pinkmountain

“Six Writers on Social Class” by Lorraine M. López in Vela