Viola Canales

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Viola Canales (born 21 April 1957) is an American writer originally from McAllen, Texas.[1] She has published a short story collection, Orange Candy Slices and Other Secret Tales (2001),[2] and a novel, The Tequila Worm (2005)[3] for which she won the Pura Belpré Award in 2006.[4]

Canales attended St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Austin, Harvard College, and Harvard Law School.[5] She has been a captain in the US Army, a litigator, and an official in the Clinton Administration.[5] She is currently a lecturer at Stanford Law School, where she teaches courses that combine law and fiction writing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Viola Canales Collection Summary". Kerlan Collection. University of Minnesota Libraries. 2006. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  2. ^ "Publisher's Review: "Orange Candy Slices and Other Secret Tales" by Viola Canales". ArtePublicoPress.com. Arte Público Press. 2001. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  3. ^ "About This Book". randomhouse.com. Random House, Inc. 2005. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  4. ^ "Raul Colón, Viola Canales win Pura Belpré Awards". Press Releases. American Library Association. 2006-01-23. Archived from the original on 2008-04-03. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  5. ^ a b "The Beauty of Beans: A Mexican-American girl grows up". Harvard Magazine. Harvard University. January 2006. Retrieved 2008-05-04.