Manuel Gonzales

Manuel Gonzales is the author of The Miniature Wife and Other Stories, which won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and the John Gardner Prize for Fiction, and the novel The Regional Office is Under Attack! His writing has appeared in Bon Appétit, Esquire, Fence, One Story, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, The Believer, and elsewhere. Gonzales lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two children and teaches writing and literature at Bennington College.

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My Dad Was No Cook, But His Tamale-Making Parties Were Legendary

ByManuel Gonzales

My parents hosted a tamale-making party every Christmas for 34 years, until disaster struck. This year, we’re bringing it back.