Rudolfo Anaya

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Birthday
30, 1937
Birthplace
Pastura, NM
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
30, 1937 (age 82)
Birthplace
Pastura, NM

About

A Mexican-American author and an important figure in contemporary Chicano literature, he is best known for his 1972 novel, Bless Me, Ultima, as well as for his 1992 work, Albuquerque. He was a recipient of both the American Book Award and the National Medal of Arts.

Before Fame

He earned a B.A. in English and American Literature from the University of New Mexico.

Trivia

He published several books for children, including Roadrunner's Dance and The First Tortilla.

Family Life

He was raised in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. He married Patricia Lawless in 1966.

Associated With

He and Diana Gabaldon are both Mexican-American writers.