News and views from the award-winning author of the novels The Skinny Years, America Libre, House Divided and Pancho Land

Thursday, February 21, 2008

America Libre nominated for International Latino Book Award

On February 14th, I was honored by Alice Solis and Rueben Martinez of Libreria Martinez by their nomination of America Libre for the 2008 International Latino Book Awards. Co-sponsored by Latino Literacy Now and presented by Edward James Olmos, the awards were established in 1999 to honor the contributions made to literary excellence by Latino authors in the English and Spanish-speaking world. The awards will be presented May 29, 2008 in conjunction with the Book Expo America in Los Angeles.