Rudolfo Anaya

Rudolfo Anaya

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birthdate = October 30, 1937
birthplace = Pastura, New Mexico
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occupation = novelist, poet
nationality = USA
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notableworks = "Bless Me, Ultima"
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awards = American Book Award; Quinto Sol; Nat'l Medal of Arts

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Rudolfo Anaya (born October 30, 1937) is a Mexican American (Chicano) author.


Rudolfo Alfonso Anaya was born in the rural village of Pastura, New Mexico, to Martin and Rafaelita Anaya as the fifth of seven children. He also had three half-siblings from his parents’ previous marriages. At a young age, his family moved to Santa Rosa, New Mexico. When he was a teenager, his family moved again, this time to Albuquerque, where Anaya graduated from high school in 1956. He attended grammar school for two years and dropped out before finishing, but he graduated from the University of New Mexico a few years later. Anaya worked as a public school teacher in Albuquerque from 1963 to 1970. During that period, he married Patricia Lawless. Afterward, he worked as the director of counseling for the University of Albuquerque for two years before accepting a position as an associate professor at the University of New Mexico.

When Anaya was a freshman in college, he began writing poetry and novels. His wife encouraged him to pursue his literary endeavors, and over a period of seven years, he completed his first and best-known novel, "Bless Me, Ultima". East Coast publishing houses rejected the novel repeatedly. Finally, in 1972, a group of Chicano publishers accepted his book. "Bless Me, Ultima" went on to win the prestigious Premio Quinto Sol award and is now considered a classic Chicano work.

List of Books

*"The Man Who Could Fly and Other Stories" (2006), ISBN 0-8061-3738-X

Books for children

*"Elegy on the Death of César Chávez" (2000), illustrated by Gaspar Enriquez, ISBN 0-938317-51-2
*"The Farolitos of Christmas: A New Mexico Christmas Story" (1987), ISBN 0-937206-05-9
*"Maya's Children: The Story of La Llorana" (1996), illustrated by Maria Baca, ISBN 0-7868-0152-2
*"Farolitos for Abuelo" (1998), illustrated by Edward Gonzalez, ISBN 0-7868-0237-5
*"My Land Sings: Stories from the Rio Grande" (1999), illustrated by Amy Córdova, ISBN 0-688-15078-0
*"Roadrunner's Dance" (2000), illustrated by David Diaz, ISBN 0-7868-0254-5
*"The Santero's Miracle: A Bilingual Story" (2004), illustrated by Amy Córdova, Spanish translation by Enrique Lamadrid, ISBN 0-8263-2847-4


*"A Ceremony of Brotherhood, 1680-1980" (1981), edited with Simon J. Ortiz
*"Cuentos Chicanos: A Short Story Anthology" (rev. ed. 1984), edited with Antonio Márquez, ISBN 0-8263-0772-8
*"A Chicano in China" (1986), ISBN 0-8263-0888-0
*"Voices: An Anthology of Nuevo Mexicano Writers" (1987, 1988), editor, ISBN 0-8263-1040-0
*"Aztlán: Essays on the Chicano Homeland" (1989), edited with Francisco A. Lamelí, ISBN 0-929820-01-0
*"Tierra: Contemporary Short Fiction of New Mexico" (1989), editor, ISBN 0-938317-09-1
*"Flow of the River" (2nd ed. 1992), ISBN 0-944725-00-7
*"Descansos: An Interrupted Journey" (1995), with Denise Chávez and Juan Estevan Arellano, ISBN 0-929820-06-1
*"Chicano/a Studies: Writing into the Future" (1999), edited with Robert Con Davis-Undiano
*"Elegy on the Death of César Chávez" (2000), illustrated by Gaspar Enriquez, ISBN 0-938317-51-2
*"The Curse of The Chupacabra"(2003)

Awards and Honors

[ [ Author Bio at Gale] ]
*Premio Quinto Sol literary award, for "Bless Me, Ultima", 1970
*NM Governor's Public Service Award, 1978, 1980
*Natl Chicano Council on Higher Education fellowship, 1978-79
*NEA fellowships, 1979, 1980
*American Book Award, Before Columbus Foundation, for "Tortuga", 1980
*D.H.L., Univ. of Albuquerque, 1981
*Corporation for Public Broadcasting script development award, for "Rosa Linda," 1982
*Award for Achievement in Chicano Literature, Hispanic Caucus of Teachers of English, 1983
*Kellogg Foundation fellowship, 1983-85
*D.H.L., Marycrest Coll., 1984
*Mexican Medal of Friendship, Mexican Consulate of Albuquerque, 1986
* [ PEN-West Fiction Award] , 1992, for "Alburquerque".
*NEA National Medal of Arts Lifetime Honor, 2001 [ NEA National Medal of Arts webpage]
* [ People's Choice Award, 2007 New Mexico Book Awards]
*Notable New Mexican 2007 (


External links

* [ Lesson plans for "Bless Me, Ultima" and "The Legend of La Llorona"] at Web English Teacher

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