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Rudolfo Anaya

American Chicano novelist, poet

1937   -   2020

country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: Spanish
educated at: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque High School
occupation: writer, novelist, author, university teacher, children's writer
award received: American Book Awards, National Medal of Arts, National Humanities Medal, Tomás Rivera Award

Rudolfo Anaya (October 30, 1937 – June 28, 2020) was an American author. Noted for his 1972 novel Bless Me, Ultima, Anaya was considered one of the founders of the canon of contemporary Chicano literature. The themes and cultural references of the novel, which were uncommon at the time of its publication, had a lasting impression on fellow Latino writers. It was subsequently adapted into a film and an opera.
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