Distinguished Lecturer Carmen Boullosa is the author of eighteen novels, fifteen collections of poetry, four plays, two collections of short stories, and one screenplay.
In her latest novel, The Book of Anna, she imagines Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina wrote before she committed suicide: an opium-infused feminist fairy tale set against the birth of the Russian Revolution.
Boullosa was awarded the Rosalia de Castro Award by PEN Galicia in 2018, Café Gijón Award in 2008, and the Xavier Villaurrutia Prize in 1989.
She is also the recipient of a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation. She has been a visiting professor at San Diego State University, Georgetown University, the Sorbonne, New York University, and Columbia University.
She also cohosts the CUNY-TV show, Nueva York.