UHV/ABR READING SERIES
DATE: Thursday 4/21/2011
TIME: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
PLACE: University of Houston-Victoria, Alcorn Auditorium (UW 204)
SPEAKER: Rolando Hinojosa-Smith
Rolando Hinojosa-Smith focuses on American literature, specializing in life and literature of the Southwest. Hinojosa has devoted most of his career as a writer to his "Klail City Death Trip Series," which comprises 15 volumes to-date. He has completely populated a fictional county in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas through this generational narrative. Hinojosa was the first Chicano author to receive the prestigious Premio Casa de las Américas award. He also received the third and final Premio Quinto Sol Annual Prize in 1972.