Richard Rodriguez

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Birthday
31, 1944
Birthplace
California
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
31, 1944 (age 75)
Birthplace
California

About

Novelist best known for his 1982 book Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez, which details his own educational history.

Before Fame

He delivers newspapers and worked as a gardener while growing up in Sacramento.

Trivia

His 1992 book, Days of Obligation: An Argument With My Mexican Father, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

Family Life

He is openly gay and a lot of his books are about his connection to his Mexican heritage, culture, and community.

Associated With

Jim Lehrer won a Peabody Award in 1997 for working on a documentary about his life and work.