Ernesto QuiƱonez

Associate Professor
Graduate Faculty Member

The City College Of New York, M.A.
The City College Of New York, B.A.
Ernesto QuiƱonez


Ernesto Quiñonez’s first novel Bodega Dreams, has become a landmark in contemporary literature. It is required reading in many high schools and colleges around the country and in 2004, it was heralded as a “New Immigrant Classic” by the New York Times. He is first and foremost married to the novel, though he has been known to have flings with screenplays and other Hollywood literary floozies.

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Creative Writing
  • Protest Literature
  • Latino Literature
  • Magical Realism

Current Projects

  • Taina’s Song, a novel
  • Botanica Tales, short stories