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Cristina Rivera Garza Wins a Pulitzer

The American Academy in Berlin extends its heartfelt congratulations to spring 2023 alumna Cristina Rivera Garza on receiving a 2024 Pulitzer Prize in the category of memoir and autobiography, for Liliana’s Invincible Summer: A Sister’s Search for Justice (Random House, March 2023), published when she was a Holtzbrinck Fellow at the Academy last year.

The Pulitzer Committee writes: “In luminous, poetic prose, Rivera Garza tells a singular yet universally resonant story: Liliana is a spirited, wondrously hopeful young woman who tried to survive in a world of increasingly normalized gendered violence. Rivera Garza traces her sister’s history, depicting everything from Liliana’s early romance with a handsome but possessive and short-tempered man to that exhilarating final summer of 1990 when she loved, thought, and traveled more widely and freely than she ever had before.”

Read more about Rivera Garza’s book and award on the Pulitzer website.

Photo: Annette Hornischer / American Academy in Berlin

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