Hinojosa's most recent novel, We Happy Few (Arte P_blico Press, 2006) takes the reader inside the politics of a tumultuous university campus set in a quiet university town on the Texas-Mexico border. His other novels include Ask a Policeman (Arte P_blico Press, 1998), The Useless Servants (Arte P_blico Press 1993), Becky and Her Friends (Arte P_blico Press 1989), Dear Rafe (Arte P_blico Press, 1985) and Rites and Witnesses (Arte P_blico Press 1982).
Rolando Hinojosa has been a bridge between two cultures during his entire life, teaching in both Spanish and English departments of universities, writing his novels in both languages and establishing a prize-winning career in both the United States and Spanish America.Î¾ He holds the unique distinction of being elected to the Spanish Academy of the Language and holding a chair in Creative Writing in the English Department of the University of Texas.Î¾ He has won both the highest award for the novel in Latin America, the 1976 Casa de las Am©ricas Prize, and the National Award for Chicano Literature in the United States.Î¾ The various installments of Hinojosa's generational, continuing novel, The Klail City Death Trip Series, have become standard texts in Hispanic and American literature courses throughout the United States and have been translated into French, German, Italian, JapaneseÎ¾ and, of course, Spanish.
Arte P_blico Press is the nation's largest and most established publisher of contemporary and recovered literature by U.S. Hispanic authors. Based at the University of Houston, Arte P_blico Press, Pi±ata Books and the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage project provide the most widely recognized and extensive showcase for Hispanic literary arts and creativity. For more information, please visit www.artepublicopress.com.
In the next installment of a series of monthly features, Classical 91.7's Eric Ladau spoke with Mr. Hinojosa about his works.