Chantel Acevedo

Alabama, United States


Chantel Acevedo has received many awards for her fiction, including the Latino International Book Award and an Alabama State Council on the Arts Literature Fellowship. A Cuban-American born and raised in Miami, Florida, Acevedo has spent time in Japan and New Zealand as a Fulbrighter, and currently resides in Auburn, Alabama with her family, where she teaches at Auburn University. She is the editor of the Southern Humanities Review, the founder of the annual Auburn Writers Conference, and the author of two additional novels, Love and Ghost Letters (St. Martin’s Press) and A Falling Star (Carolina Wren Press), as well as a novel for young adults, Song of the Red Cloak.


Twitter Username: @chantelacevedo


  • Love and Ghost Letters , St. Martin's Press (September 1, 2005)
  • A Falling Star , Carolina Wren Press


  • The Doris Bakwin Award for the Novel(2013)
  • Alabama Literature Fellow(2013)
  • Latino International Book Award(2005)


  • Associate Professor at Auburn University (August 2006 - )


  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from University of Miami (May 1999)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Children's literature , Poetry