Angela Hernández Nuñez

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Angela Hernández Nuñez
Born (1954-05-06) May 6, 1954 (age 63)
Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic
Nationality Dominican
Citizenship Dominican Republic
Education Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo
Notable awards Dominican National Literary Award: Short Story (1998)

Ángela Hernández Núñez (born May 6, 1954)[1] is a writer, educator and feminist in the Dominican Republic.[2]

Life

Núñez was born in Jarabacoa and studied chemical engineering at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo. She was the director of the Centro Nacional de Ayuda y Estudio de la Mujer and a member of the Dominican Chapter of Criticism for Latin America. She was an active member of the Circulo de Mujeres Poetas (Circle of Women poets) and a founding member of the Grupo de Mujeres Creadoras (Group of Creative Women).[1]

In 1998 she was awarded the Dominican National Literary Award for her short story, Piedra de Sacrifico.[3]

Selected works[1]

  • Emergencia del silencio (Emerging from silence), essays (1985)
  • Tizne y cristal (Dust and crystal), poems (1985)
  • Edades del asombro (Ages of amazement), poems (1985)
  • De criticos y creadores (Critics and creators), essays (1988)
  • Alótropos (Allotropes), stories (1989)
  • Masticar una rosa (To chew a rose), stories (1993)
  • Arca espejada (Mirrored ark) (1994)
  • Telar de rebeldía (Loom of defiance), poems (1998)
  • Piedra de sacrificio (Sacrificial stone), stories 1999), won the Premio Nacional de Cuentos

Awards

  • 1998 Dominican National Literary Award: Short Story for Piedra de Sacrifico[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Tompkins, Cynthia; Foster, David William (2001). Notable Twentieth-century Latin American Women: A Biographical Dictionary. pp. 135–37. ISBN 0313311129. 
  2. DeCosta-Willis, Miriam (2003). Daughters of the Diaspora: Afra-Hispanic Writers. p. 32. ISBN 976637077X. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Daisy Cocco de Filippis, "Hernández, Ángela (1954-)." Encyclopedia of Caribbean Literature. Ed. D.H. Figueredo. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006. 382.