Among her other awards she is the recipient of a Carl Sandburg Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in fiction and poetry. Dr. Castillo’s So Far From God and Loverboys were on the banned book list controversy with the TUSD in Arizona. 2013 Recipient of the American Studies Association Gloria Anzaldúa Prize to an independent scholar which was published in the 20th Anniversary edition of her groundbreaking collection of essays, MASSACRE OF THE DREAMERS; Essays on Xicanisma.
2018 Recipient of PEN Oakland Reginald Lockett Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring BLACK DOVE: Mamá, Mi’jo, and Me. 2018: MALCS (Mujeres Activistas en Letras y Cambios Social Institute)” Xicana Critical Thought Leader Award.”
Spring 2016 Publication of BLACK DOVE: Mamá, Mi’jo, and Me (Feminist Press) released to critical acclaim. It is the recent recipient of a 2016 International Latino Book Award in the category of autobiography and the recipient of the 2017 LAMBDA Award in the category of best bisexual non-fiction. Her most recent novel, GIVE IT TO ME is the recipient of the LAMBDA AWARD, 2015.
June 2015, Ana Castillo was given the Lifetime Achievement Award in literature for her “literary contributions to the Latino/a community, and commitment to the betterment of our younger generations” by Latina 50 Plus, a motivational organization based in the Bronx, NY.
The classic, award winning collection of essays 20th anniversary updated edition of Massacre of the Dreamers was released Nov. 1, 2014 (UNMP) The award winning novel in verse, WATERCOLOR WOMEN, OPAQUE MEN will be re-released Fall, 2016 by Northwestern University Press in a new edition.
WATERCOLOR WOMEN, OPAQUE MEN (novel-in-verse, Curbstone Press, 2005, recipient of Independent Publishers Book Award) was released in an updated edition by Northwestern University Press, Feb., 2017.
Biography from https://www.anacastillo.net/bio/