Carlos Hernandez

Carlos Hernandez



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New York Times best-selling author Carlos Hernandez wrote the critically acclaimed short story collection The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria (Rosarium, 2016), the novel Sal and Gabi Break the Universe (Disney Hyperion, 2019), which won the 2020 Pura Belpré Award, and its sequel, Sal and Gabi Fix the Universe. He’s also written dozens of short stories, poems, and works of drama, usually in the SFF mode.

He has served as lead writer and a game designer on the CRPG Meriwether, as a writer and designer for the installation art of Mary Miss, and as literary curator on the Apple Arcade game Dear Reader, among other video games. As a co-founder of the CUNY Games Network and of the Board Game Designers Group of New York, he’s contributed to the development of many board and card games, both educational and commercial.


Multicultural Literature of the United States, Experimental Literature, Creative Writing, Contemporary Fiction


  • Ph.D. Binghamton University, English/Creative Writing,2000

Courses Taught

ENG 101 (English Composition)
ENG 337 (Science Fiction)
ENG 383 (The American Novel)
ENG 3xx (English III)

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