From a news release
Sepulveda won two International Latino Book Awards in 2011 with her internationally acclaimed book Seventy Days of Night, a non-fiction account of the 33 Chilean miners trapped underground after a mining accident.
This year, she won a first-place award with a book that is somewhat the polar opposite: Gringosincrasias: cómo sobrevivir en Estados Unidos y entender su idiosincrasia (How to Survive in the U.S. and Understand its Idiosyncrasy), is a book of personal, humorous reflections from the viewpoint of a Latina immigrant living in the United States.
“It’s a wonderful honor to receive another first place in the Latino Book Awards and be among so many great Latino leaders and writers this year—like Isabel Allende and Supreme Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor, among so many others,” Sepulveda said.
The Latino Research Center at the University of Nevada, Reno serves as a nexus between the Latino community and the University. Its mission is to foster research, student achievement, faculty collaboration, advocacy and outreach in a manner that best meets the educational needs and goals of the state of Nevada and best honors the intellectual and cultural capital of the Latino presence in our state.