Floyd Salas

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Floyd Salas (born 1931) is an American fiction writer and boxer. His work is well known in the San Francisco Bay Area and among aficionados of both Latino literature and 60s era protest literature.

He won a 2013 lifetime achievement American Book Award.[1]


  • Love Bites. Berkeley: Mad Dog Publishing Company. 2006. ISBN 0-9655974-7-4.
  • Steve Nash or the Killer that Got Away. Berkeley: Unpublished Stage Play. 2000.
  • State of Emergency. Houston: Arte Publico Press. 1996. ISBN 1-55885-093-7.
  • Color of my Living Heart : Poems. Houston: Arte Publico Press. 1996. ISBN 1-55885-171-2.
  • Buffalo Nickel. Houston: Arte Publico Press. 1992. ISBN 1-55885-049-X.[2]
  • Stories and Poems from Close to Home. Berkeley: Ortalda & Assoc. 1986. ISBN 0-9616101-3-1.
  • Lay my Body on the Line. Berkeley: Y’Bird. 1978. ISBN 0-931676-02-9.
  • What Now my Love. New York City: Grove Press, republished by Arte Público Press in 1994. 1969. LCCN PS3569.A42 W4.
  • Tattoo the Wicked Cross. New York City: Grove Press. 1967. LCCN PS3569.A42 T3.
  • Hail to the poet laureate: For Morton Marcus and Walt Whitman. F. Salas. 1950. ASIN: B0006S1NQG.


  1. ^ http://www.miamibookfair.com/mobi/authors/floyd_salas.aspx
  2. ^ Nicosia, Gerald (October 11, 1992). "Little Brother : BUFFALO NICKEL, By Floyd Salas (Arte Publico Press: $19.95; 347 pp.)". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 9 April 2014. "Buffalo Nickel," the autobiography of Oakland novelist Floyd Salas, may be one of the most remarkable memoirs of the decade, not least because the people who live the sort of life he's seen seldom have the verbal skill to record it.

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