Sandra Cisneros is a poet, short story writer, novelist, and essayist whose work explores the lives of the working class. Her numerous awards include NEA fellowships in both poetry and fiction, the Texas Medal of the Arts, a MacArthur Fellowship, the PEN/Nabokov Award for International Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. Her novel The House on Mango Street has sold over seven million copies, been translated into over twenty-five languages, and is required reading in elementary, high school, and universities across the nation. Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo, a story in English and in Spanish, was published in 2021. Her latest book, Woman Without Shame, the first collection of her poetry in 28 years, will be published by Knopf and by Vintage Español in a Spanish language translation, Mujer sin vergüenza, by Liliana Valenzuela. Cisneros is a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico. As a single woman, she chose to have books instead of children. She earns her living by her pen.