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



  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-12-12. Retrieved 2009-11-28. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-15. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 

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