Thursday, March 08, 2007

Grande to receive National Literary Award

Reyna Grande, author of "Across a Hundred Mountains" just sent me an email with wonderful news! She has been selected as the recipient for the Premio Aztlan Literary Prize for 2007! The Premio Aztlan Literary Prize is a national literary award, established to encourage and reward emerging Chicana and Chicano authors.

Author Rudolfo Anaya and his wife, Patricia, founded Premio Aztlan in 1993. The winner is awarded a monetary prize of $1,000 and invited to give a public lecture at the University of New Mexico in April 2007.

Past award recipients include Alicia Gaspar de Alba, who has been a guest lecturer for our Society; Sergio Troncoso; and Norma Cantu.