2012 Literary Arts Fellow
Lolita Hernandez

Lolita HernandezLolita Hernandez, born and raised in Detroit, is the author of “Autopsy of an Engine and Other Stories from the Cadillac Plant” (Coffee House Press), which won a 2005 PEN Beyond Margins Award. She has also authored two chapbook collections of poems: “Quiet Battles” (Wayne State University Writers Forum) and “Snakecrossing” (Ridgeway Press). After more than 33 years as a UAW member at General Motors, she now teaches in the Creative Writing Department of the University of Michigan Residential College. Her family hails from Trinidad & Tobago and St. Vincent in the Caribbean.