Sandra Cisneros is the author of the novels Caramelo (Knopf, 2002) and The House on Mango Street (Vintage, 1991), as well as Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories (Random House, 1991) and two poetry collections, Bad Boys (Mango Press, 1990) and My Wicked Wicked Ways (Third Woman, 1987 / Random House, 1992). Her books have been awarded the Before Columbus Foundation’s American Book Award, the PEN Center West Award for Best Fiction, the Anisfield–Wolf Book Award, the Lannan Foundation Literary Award, and many other honors. Cisneros is the recipient of numerous awards including two National Endowment of the Arts Fellowships for fiction and poetry and the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. She is president and founder of the Macondo Foundation, a socially engaged organization for writers, and the Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation, a grant-giving institution serving Texas writers. Cisneros has worked as a teacher and a counselor to high school dropouts, an instructor of creative writing, a college recruiter, an arts administrator, and as a visiting writer at several universities, including the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She is writer-in-residence at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio.