Interview with Barbara Mujica - MISS DEL RIO

Interview with Barbara Mujica - MISS DEL RIO

In this interview, Barbara and I discuss Miss Del Rio, telling Dolores Del Rio's story, weaving history into her story and all the details she couldn't include, Charlie Chaplin, the Golden Age of Hollywood, the process for coming up with the title and cover, and much more.


In this interview, Barbara and I discuss Miss Del Rio, telling Dolores Del Rio's story, weaving history into her story and all the details she couldn't include, Charlie Chaplin, the Golden Age of Hollywood, the process for coming up with the title and cover, and much more.

Barbara's recommended reads are:

  1. Returning from Silence by Michele Sarde
  2. Dream in a Suitcase by Domnica Radulescu
  3. Beyond the Time of Words by Marjorie Agosin
  4. L.A. Weather by Maria Amparo Escandon

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Bárbara Mujica is the bestselling author of four novels, including Frida, which was translated into 17 languages. She is also an award-winning short story writer and essayist whose work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Miami Herald, among others. A professor emerita of Spanish at Georgetown University, she grew up in Los Angeles and now lives in Bethesda, Maryland.