Sandra Cisneros, former recipient of a prestigious MacArthur grant, is the author of a number of books, including the novella The House on Mango Street, the short-story collection Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, and the poetry collections My Wicked Wicked Ways and Loose Women. 
Mar 01 2002
Interview with Sandra Cisneros
Interviewer: What is your definition of a short story?
Cisneros: I don’t know what the definition of a short story is, and I don’t even care to answer that question. That’s something somebody in academia would think about. I just want to tell a story, and if people listen, and if it stays with you, it’s a story.