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The Center for Mexican American Studies 40th Anniversary Spring 2013 Speaker Series

Thursday, March 7th, 2013
M.D. Anderson Library
Rockwell Pavilion

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Nicolas Kanellos

“The History of Arte Público Press: The Oldest and Largest Latino Publishing House”


Nicolás Kanellos, Ph.D.

Brown Foundation Professor
Director of Arte Público Press and
Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage

Arte Público press is the nation’s largest and most established publisher of contemporary and recovered literature by U.S. Hispanic authors. Its imprint for children and young adults, Piñata Books, is dedicated to its realistic and authentic portrayal of the themes, languages, characters, and customs of Hispanic culture in the United States. Based at the University of Houston, Arte Público Press, Piñata 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

Rolando Hinojosa

“A Reading and Conversation with Rolando Hinojosa"


Rolando Hinojosa, Ph.D

Ellen Clayton Garwood Professor of Creative Writing
University of Texas

Rolando Hinojosa, the Ellen Clayton Garwood Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Texas at Austin, is the receipent of numerous literary awards, including the most prestigious prize in Latin American fiction, Casa de las Américas, for the Spanish American novel in 1976. His novels include Partners in Crime (2011), Dear Rafe/Mi querido Rafa (2005), Ask a Policeman: A Rafa Buenrostro Mystery (1998) and The Useless Servants (1993), all published by Arte Público Press. Several of his novels have been translated into German.

*The author’s book will be available for sale.*


For more information, contact:
Room 323 Agnes Arnold Hall