Stella Pope Duarte

Stella Pope Duarte bio imageStella Pope Duarte is a critically acclaimed author, human rights advocate and college professor. Critics have described her as a “major new literary voice in America,” and as one of the writers who will “enlarge humanity.” Her works include: Fragile Night, Let Their Spirits Dance, If I Die in Ju├írez, Women Who Live in Coffee Shops and Other Stories, and Writing Through Revelations, Visions and Dreams: The memoir of a writer’s soul. Ms. Duarte has received many national awards including a 2009 American Book Award, a Pulitzer Prize nomination, the Southwest Book of the Year Award, the Arizona Book of the Year Award for “Best in Popular Fiction,” the Independent Publisher’s Book of the Year Award, the Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award, The Chicano/Latino Literary Prize, the Arizona Highways Book of the Year Award, and the Women in American History Award. Born and raised in the Sonorita Barrio in South Phoenix, Ms. Duarte’s writing was inspired by a prophetic dream of her father in 1995.