2014 Literary Orange
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Reyna Grande
Keynote Speakers

Fiction: Magical Realism

Fiction: Novel Ideas

Fiction: Outside Looking In

Fiction: Women’s Lives, Women’s Stories

Food: Eating Your Words

Memoir: Family Ties

Mystery: Adrenaline Rush

Mystery: California Crime

Mystery: Past Unraveled

New Fiction: Flowers, Bees, Words

Non-Fiction: The Changing Face of Media

Poetry: A visual Language

Travel: Journeys in Writing

YA: The Awesome Age

Reyna Grande
Reyna Grande is the author of the novels, Across a Hundred Mountains (2007), for which she received an American Book Award, and Dancing with Butterflies (2009), an International Latino Book Award winner. Her most recent book, The Distance Between Us (2013), is a memoir about her life before and after illegally immigrating from Mexico to the United States. Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “the Angela’s Ashes of the modern Mexican immigrant experience,” it was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Now, in addition to being a published author, Reyna is an active promoter of Latino literature and is a sought-after speaker at high schools, colleges, and universities across the nation. Currently, she serves as a UCLA Extension Writers’ Program instructor.
From the Author  
The distance between us
The distance between us
Dancing with butterflies
Dancing with butterflies
Across a hundred mountains
Across a hundred mountains