e.E. Charlton-Trujillo, a South Texas native, is an award-winning filmmaker and novelist.
Charlton-Trujillo, who is of Mexican American descent, attended Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and did graduate work in film at Ohio University. While there, she wrote her first play, Bellies and Seeds and for her first film, Passing Through. She also was the recipient of I. Hollis Perry-Billman and the Betty Thomas Filmmaking Awards for her thesis film Cielto Liendo (Pretty Sky).
She then moved to New York City as an intern at Killer Films. Subsequently, she finished her first novel Prizefighter En Mi Casa, which won the Delacorte Dell Yearling Award, as well as the Parents' Choice Silver Honor for 'giving life —sadness, hope and despair to a Mexican family living in a small town in south Texas.' Her second book, Feels Like Home, was written the following year.
The Progressive Radio Show interviewed her in 2007, after the release of Feels Like Home.
Charlton-Trujillo released her third novel, Fat Angie, in March 2013. It received praise from authors Gregory Maguire (Wicked), Ellen Hopkins (Crank), Pat Schmatz (Blue Fish) and Jo Knowles (Harry's Place). Fat Angie was named a winner of the Stonewall Book Award in 2014.
In August 2016 Candlewick Press indefinitely delayed publication of her novel in verse When We Was Fierce following harsh criticism from early readers over concerns of its use of an invented black vernacular.At-Risk Summer (Director)
H O M E (Executive Producer)
Night Fliers (Editor)
Revelation Trail (Casting)
A Handful of Pennies
Boys Will Be Boys
Living Under Linda's Desk
everything but water
Shiny and the Spoon "Take On Me"
Magnolia Mountain "Don't Leave Just Now"
Shiny and the Spoon "Bread and Butter"
Prizefighter En Mi Casa, 2006
Feels Like Home, 2007
Fat Angie, 2013