Kimberly Garza

Kimberly Garza is a writer of fiction and nonfiction. Her work has appeared in The Houston Chronicle, The Dallas Morning News, Electric Lit, LitHub, Copper Nickel, Puerto del Sol, Creative Nonfiction, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. She holds degrees in English, Spanish, and creative writing from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of North Texas, where she earned a PhD in 2019.

A native Texan—born in Galveston, raised in Uvalde—she is the daughter of a Filipina immigrant mother and a Mexican-American father from the Rio Grande Valley. She lives in San Antonio, where she is an assistant professor of creative writing and literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio. The Last Karankawas, her first novel (2022), was a New York Times Editors Choice selection, an Indie Next pick, was featured on the Today Show, and received rave reviews in The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, Texas Monthly, and many others.

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