Veronica Gonzalez Peña is a writer and filmmaker. In 2006 she founded rockypoint Press, a series of artist/writer collaborative prints, books, and films. Her first novel, twin time: or how death befell me, was published by semiotext(e) and was awarded the 2008 Aztlan Literary Prize. Lynne Tillman calls her second novel, The Sad Passions (semiotext(e), 2013), “honest and riveting," and Francisco Goldman hailed it "a beautiful and moving choral tale of isolation, love, damage, and intimate struggles." Veronica’s book/pamphlet, So Far From God, on the Mexican Drug War was included as part of the semiotext(e) exhibition in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Her latest film is Pat Steir: Artist—an intimate and beautiful film about a truly groundbreaking woman artist.

​Pat Steir: Artist is an inspired and beautiful film about a truly groundbreaking female artist. Pat Steir has opened herself up to Veronica Gonzalez Peña in such unique and various ways that it guarantees Pat Steir: Artist to be an emotionally moving personal recounting while also offering a deeply perceptive and original portrait of the great artist.
​When her mother dies, Marie falls into a tailspin. A month later, her estranged father contacts her wanting to see her after 35 years of absence. Marie must confront the reality of her relationship to her father. Who is he? And is he really someone she wants to get to know? A modern version of King Lear starring Servane Mary, Michel Auder, Jose Martos, Pat Steir, Cecile Casablancas, Alice Zimmerman, Philippe Jacquet, Douglas Gordon & Penelope Pardo
​The story of a young poet who is stuck at the crossroads. Does he have the strength to make the sacrifices necessary to be an artist? Confused and unable to make choices, Paul befriends an older critic, Jonathan who sees something special in Paul, and pushes him toward his calling. With Stuart Krimko, Hedi el Kholti, and literary luminaries Michael Silverblatt and Chris Kraus.
​Seven years after her husband's untimely death a woman tries to let a new love in, while her young daughter struggles with the very idea of death... With Marwa Abdul-Rahman, Ben Ehrenreich, Sylvere Lotringer, Tala Madani, Penelope Pardo, Solaar Kirk Dacker, Amin Stabuli, Nadim Stabuli, Efrain Peña and Maricela Sartos.
Veronica Gonzalez Peña
​So Close to the United States, LARB
​2017
​In the In-Between, Mark Handforth, Smoke
2016
​With Gina Balibrera at Michigan Quarterly Review
​2014
​So Far From God
​With Eric Morse at Bomb Magazine
​2013
​With Amina Cain at Her Kind
​Jesse Miller at Full Stop
​The Los Angeles Times
​California Literary Review
​The Los Angeles Review of Books
​Book of the Week, O Magazine
When You Need a Good Cry, O Magazine
​Playlist for The Sad Passions at Largehearted Boy
​With Carl Safina at The Writer's Voice
​Francisco Goldman's Say Her Name, LARB
2011
​Sahee Cho at HTML Giant
​With Michael Silverblatt at KCRW's Bookworm
2007
Books
​So Far From God
​2013
​The Sad Passions
​2013
​Twin Time: or, How Death Befell Me
​2007
​Juncture
2003
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