Abraham Rodriguez

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Abraham Rodriguez Jr. (born in The Bronx) is a Puerto Rican novelist, short story author and musician who writes in English about the experience of Latinos in the United States.[1] Although he has been living in Germany since the mid-90s, Rodriguez continues to set his stories in the South Bronx. He is part of the Nuyorican Movement.

As a musician, he is the founding member, guitarist and singer for the Berlin-based punk-rock band Urgent Fury.[2]


His work has appeared in Story, Best Stories from New Writers, Chattahoochie Review, Alternative Fiction & Poetry, and Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature.


  • 1993 New York Times Notable Book of the Year, for The Boy Without A Flag
  • 1995 American Book Award, for Spidertown
  • 2000 New York Foundation for the Arts grant
  • New York State Council of the Arts, literary panel member


  • The Boy Without A Flag. Milkweed Editions. 1992. ISBN 978-0-915943-74-6.
  • Spidertown. Penguin Books. 1994. ISBN 978-0-14-023838-9.
  • The Buddha Book. Macmillan. 2001. ISBN 978-0-312-26299-0.
  • South by South Bronx. Akashic Books. 2008. ISBN 978-1-933354-56-9.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-12-12. Retrieved 2009-11-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-15. Retrieved 2015-01-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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