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Nicholasa Mohr: 1938—: Writer

Continued Writing

Mohr has remained active with the process of translating her works for the stage. She has been involved with plays, stage productions, media writing, as well as productions. With Rubií Theatre developing Nilda, the musical drama, Mohr wrote the lyrics. She has also been busy with additional stories from the Page to the Stage adapted from the collection El Bronx Remembered to be released in the fall of 2003. Works in progress include the musical Herman and Alice, and a collection of stories for adults. She has also been working on a children's fairy tale about the Puerto Rican rain forests, to be published by Viking, and a book of stories about women and love, directed towards adults, to be published by Arte Publico Press. In the spring of 2001 Mohr moved from Park Slope, Brooklyn to East Harlem, El Barrio where she was born. She has been busy renovating a loft where she continues to do freelance work. When all is considered, Mohr has become a valuable source of information that she in turn has shared with others in her teaching, lectures, and through her writing.

Selected Writings


Nilda (musical).


I Never Seen My Father.


Nilda, Harper and Row, 1973.

El Bronx Remembered: A Novella and Stories, Harper and Row, 1975.

In Nueva York, Dial, 1977.

Felita, Dial, 1979.

Rituals of Survival: A Woman's Portfolio, Arte Publico, 1985.

Going Home, Dial, 1986.

All For the Better: A story of El Barrio, Raintree Stech-Vaughn, 1993.

Nicholasa Mohr: Growing Up Inside the Sanctuary of My Imagination, Messner, 1994.

The Magic Shell, 1994.

The Song of El Coqui & Other Tales of Puerto Rico, Scholastic, 1995.

Old Letivia & the Mountain of Sorrows, Viking, 1996.

A Matter of Pride & Other Stories, Arte Publico, 1997.

Untitled Nicholasa Mohr, Viking Penguin, 1998.



Leonard, Marcus S., Author Talk, Simon & Schuster, 2000.

Something about the Author Autobiography Series, Volume 8, Gale, p.192.

Something about the Author Autobiography Series, Volume 97, Gale, p.97.

Turner, Faythe, Puerto Rican Writers at Home in the USA: An Anthology, Open Hand Publishers, 1991.


Children's Literature, Volume 3, 1974.

Hispanic Times Magazine, March-April 1999.

Publisher's Weekly, February 14, 2000.


Additional information for this profile was obtained through a telephone interview with Nicholasa Mohr on May 13, 28, 2002.

—Brenda Kubiac

Additional topics

Brief BiographiesBiographies: Barbara Barbieri McGrath (1953–) Biography - Personal to Fridtjof Nansen (1861–1930) BiographyNicholasa Mohr: 1938—: Writer Biography - Studied Art, Transitioned To Writing, Continued Writing