I haven’t posted an Author Friday interview in ages, and coming across this profile on Ana Castillo was a perfect reminder that I should start posting these videos more regularly.
Ana Castillo is a much-loved Chicana feminist writer and was one of the many authors to be banned in Tucson, Arizona in January. I’ve never read any of her novels (something I intend to remedy this year), but I have read some of her short stories and poems and I loved them.
This clip is from 2412 TV, filmed a few years ago:
I apologize for the lack of a transcript, especially since some of this video is in Spanish. I know enough Spanish to understand what she’s saying, but definitely not enough to attempt to write it out properly.