Born in Miami, raised in England and West Virginia, and educated in Texas, Joy Castro is the award-winning author of two literary thrillers set in post-Katrina New Orleans, two memoirs, and a collection of short fiction. Editor of the anthology Family Trouble, she lives and works in Lincoln, Nebraska.


"10 New Books by Established Latino Authors" by Rigoberto González on

Typographical Era review of How Winter Began

Sliver of Stone interview with Lynne Barrett

La Bloga interview with Amelia Montes

In Her Room interview with Sara Blackthorne

Make/Work interview with Scott Pinkmountain in The Rumpus

"Six Writers on Social Class" by Lorraine M. López in Vela

Considering Garlands: On Anthologies, curated by David Lazar

"Where the Story Begins and Ends: Practically a Fairy Tale" in Origins

"Donna Tartt's Multicultural Fantasy" in Salon

“On Length in Literature” in Brevity

“On Becoming Educated” in Scholar & Feminist Online, Barnard Center for Research on Women

"Turn of Faith" in The New York Times Magazine