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FEATURING STEPHANIE JIMENEZ – Given that our show is focused on hard news and politics, we rarely interview fiction authors. But today we turn to a writer whose debut novel has earned such high acclaim for addressing issues of race, class, and gender that we felt compelled to bring on Stephanie Jimenez, author of “They Could Have Named Her Anything.”

Cosmopolitan Magazine says, “Penned by a Latinx author, this arrestingly titled debut is told from the perspective of two girls and their fathers…Racism, class, betrayal, family, and friendship are all dissected by this fresh new voice.”

For more information about Stephanie’s book tour at

Stephanie Jimenez is based in Queens, New York. Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in the Guardian, O! the Oprah Magazine, Joyland Magazine, The New York Times, and more. She is a former Fulbright recipient and a graduate of Scripps College in Claremont, California. Her highly acclaimed debut novel is called “They Could Have Named Her Anything.”

*This segment was originally broadcast on October 3, 2019.

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