Director of Undergraduate Creative Writing
Associate Professor of Creative Writing
Phone: (361) 570-4229
Diana López is a native of Corpus Christi. She is the author of the novel Sofia’s Saints published by Bilingual Review Press in 2002 and of Confetti Girl, a novel for young adults, published by Little Brown in 2009. Confetti Girl was selected as a featured title for Scholastic Book Fairs and as a Commended Title for the Américas Book Award, which is sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs. López is also the recipient of writing fellowships from the Texas Commission for the Arts and Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation. Her short fiction has appeared in Sycamore Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, New Texas, The San Antonio Current, and Texas Monthly. López received her BA in English from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and an MFA in creative writing from Texas State University. An avid educator, she has taught for the San Antonio Independent School District, St. Philip’s College, and for non-profit organizations such as Gemini Ink and the Writers’ League of Texas. To learn more about Diana López, visit her website at www.dianalopezbooks.com .