List of Mexican-American writers

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The following is a list of Mexican-American writers.


  • Juan Manuel Casas, author of Federico Villalba's Texas: A Mexican Pioneer's Life in the Big Bend (2008)


  • Adina Emilia De Zavala
  • Lorenzo de Zavala
  • Abelardo Delgado, author of Letters to Louise (1982)[1]
  • Mike Durán, author of Don't Split on My Corner (1991)[1]
  • Sergio Elizondo, author of story collection Rosa, la flauta (1980) and the novels Muerte en una estrella (1987) and Suruma (1991)[1]
  • Alex Espinoza, author of Still Water Saints
  • Roberta Fernández
  • Gregory Thomas Garcia
  • Lionel G. Garcia, author of Leaving Home (1985), A Shroud in the Family (1987), Hardscrub (1989), Brush Country (2004), The Day They Took My Uncle and Other Stories, and other books[1]
  • Julian S. Garcia, was Associate Editor of ViAztlan in 1985, an international journal of Chicano arts during its heyday when Chicano literature was at its zenith. He graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University (1975) with a bachelor's degree in sociology and bilingual education, and continued at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he matriculated in 1979 with a master's degree in Bicultural-Bilingual Studies. Further studies took Julian to Southwest Texas State University, where he added English literature to his field. As short story writer and essayist, Julian S. Garcia won the 1979 Caracol Fiction Award for "Las Manos." In 1984, the article "Writing through Suffering" appeared in ViAztlan, Vol.2, No. 7 to critical acclaim. The following year, in 1985, saw the publication of his essay, "The New Age of Chicano Music" in ViAztlan, Vol. 3, No.2.

"Don Cheno's Icehouse" subsequently appeared in ViAztlan in March 1985 while the poet/Editor Alurista accepted his story "The Harvest" which appeared in Southwest Tales: A contemporary collection in 1986. In 1986, the University of Arizona published his story, "El Viaje" in its biannual journal, Saguaro. In the fall 2006, his critically acclaimed, "La Fantastica Curandera" appeared in Puentes, published by Texas A & M University-Corpus under the aegis of Editor Jesus Rosales. His current project includes, With Open Eyes: the tale of two spiritual brothers and Tejas Love: A Chicano romance novel. He has finished a collection of stories pending publication entitled, Pepito, Lucy, and El Perico, a children's collection. He is a retired school teacher who researches, writes and analyzes political and philosophical issues.




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External links[edit]

  • Marc Zimmerman, U.S. Latino Literature: An Essay and Annotated Bibliography, MARCH/Abrazo, 1992.
  • Teresa McKenna, "Chicano Literature", in Redefining American Literary History, Ed. A. LaVonne Brown Ruoff and Jerry W. Ward, MLA, 1990.

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