Biography of Catherine Hernandez

Catherine Hernandez is a writer and theater practitioner in Canada, and currently the Artistic Director of b current performing arts. She is Filipino, Spanish, and Indian, and she married into the Navajo Nation. She describes herself as a “proud queer woman of color, radical mother, and activist.”

Hernandez has served playwright residencies at Theatre Passe Muraille, Carlos Bulosan Theatre, Shaw Festival Theatre, Blyth Festival Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, and Nightswimming Theatre. Hernandez’s works include: the plays Singkil, Kilt Pins, Future Folk, The Femme Playlist, and I Cannot Lie to the Stars; the children’s book M is for Mustache: a Pride ABC Book; and the novels Scarborough, Crosshairs, and PSW (to be released in 2022).

Hernandez won the Jim Wong-Chu Award for an unpublished manuscript; Scarborough was shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award, Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction, Evergreen Forest of Reading Award, the Trillium Book Award, and longlisted for Canada Reads; she was deemed one of 17 Writers to Watch by CBC Books.

Study Guides on Works by Catherine Hernandez

Scarborough is a novel by Catherine Hernandez released in 2017 by Arsenal Pulp Press, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Scarborough was named co-winner of the 2015 Asian-Canadian Writers Workshop Emerging Writers Award for fiction. It was...