Chantel Acevedo

Florida, 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 is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Miami. Her novels include Love and Ghost Letters (St. Martin’s Press) and A Falling Star (Carolina Wren Press), and The Distant Marvels (Europa), 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 Distant Marvels , Europa (April 7, 2015)


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


  • Associate Professor at Auburn University (August 2006 - May 2015)
  • Associate Professor at University of Miami (August 2015 - )


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

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Children's literature , Poetry