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Meet the Author: Barbara Mujica

Fri, May 18, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Barbara Mujica is a novelist, short story writer, and essayist. Her novel Frida (Overlook Press, 2001) was an international bestseller. It appeared in eighteen languages and was a Book-of-the-Month Club alternate. Her novel Sister Teresa (Overlook Press, 2007) and was published in Spanish in 2017. It was adapted for the stage by Coco Blignaut of the Actors’ Studio in Los Angeles. The play premiered in November 2013. I Am Venus was a winner of the 2012 Maryland Writers' Association competition in the category Historical Fiction, and her newly completed novel, Lola in Paradise, was a winner in 2017. 

The mother of a Marine, Mujica was Faculty Adviser to the Georgetown University Student Veterans Association and Co-Director of the GU Veterans Support Team until her retirement in July 2017. Most of her current short fiction is based on stories veterans have told her. She is now compiling them into a collection to be called Imagining Iraq.

Walnut Street West
201 South 40th Street (40th & Walnut Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-685-7671