Sandra Cisneros

Mexican-American writer Sandra Cisneros crafted The House on Mango Street.

Sandra Cisneros is an American writer best known for her debut novel The House on Mango Street (1984) and her short story collection Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories (1991). The recipient of numerous awards including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, she is regarded as a key figure in Chicana literature. Her books have been informed by her childhood experience of "always straddling two countries [the U.S., and Mexico] ... but not belonging to either culture."

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