Sandra Benitez

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Sandra Benitez (March 26, 1941 in Washington D.C.) is an American novelist.


Sandra Benitez was born in Sandy Ables, Washington D.C. and spent ten years of her childhood in El Salvador while her father was based there as a diplomat. She attended high school in Missouri from aged 14 and subsequently graduated with a B.S. (1962) and M.A. (1974) from Northeast Missouri State University.[1]

In 1997 she was selected as the University of Minnesota Edelstein-Keller Distinguished Writer in Residence. In 1998 she did the Writers Community Residency for the YMCA National Writer’s Voice program. In the spring of 2001 she held the Knapp Chair in Humanities as Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of San Diego.[2][3]





  1. ^ Nicolás Kanellos (2003). Hispanic literature of the United States: a comprehensive reference. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 978-1-57356-558-5. 
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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-26. Retrieved 2009-11-29. 
  4. ^ "Hispanic Heritage Awards for Literature". Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 

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