Cecile Pineda

Cecile Pineda was born in Harlem, the daughter of a scholarly Mexican father, and a Swiss-French mother. Her language of origin is French. After some twelve years of producing and directing her own experimental theater company, Pineda began to write fiction. Her novels have been critically acclaimed, with Face winning the Californian Commonwealth Club's Gold Medal--a record for first fiction--the Sue Kaufman Prize, and a National Book Award Nomination. Her picaresque novel, The Love Queen of...See more