Jon Pineda

Jon Pineda is the author of the novels Let’s No One Get Hurt, winner of the 2019 Library of Virginia Literary Award for Fiction and the Emyl Jenkins Sexton Literary Award, and Apology, winner of the 2013 Milkweed National Fiction Prize.  

His poetry collections include Little Anodynes, winner of the 2016 Library of Virginia Literary Award, The Translator’s Diary, which received the 2007 Green Rose Prize from New Issues Poetry & Prose, and Birthmark, was selected by poet Ralph Burns for the 2003 Crab Orchard Award Series in Poetry Open Competition. 

He is also the author of the memoir, “Sleep in Me,” a 2010 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection.  

In addition to teaching at Queens, Pineda directs the creative writing program at William & Mary, in Williamsburg, VA.  

Pineda teaches fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry in our low-residency master of fine arts in creative writing program.

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Contributions by Jon Pineda