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Denise Chávez

Author's Bio

I am a performance writer, novelist and teacher who lives and works on the U.S./México border corridor in southern New Mexico. I am the Director/Bookseller at Casa Camino Real, a bookstore and gallery on the historic Camino Real in Las Cruces, New Mexico. We sell books on Abebooks, www.abebooks.com I believe in the power of writing to heal lives and heal the many borders between people, real and imagined.

Publications and Prizes

The King and Queen of Comezón (University of Oklahoma Press, 2014), A Taco Testimony: Meditations on Family, Food and Culture (Rio Nuevo Publishers, 2006), La Ultima de Las Muchachas del Menu (Vintage, 2005), The Last of the Menu Girls (Vintage, 2004), Loving Pedro Infante (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2001), Face of An Angel (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1994)
Hispanic Heritage Award The American Book Award Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fellowship Writers of the Pass New Mexico Governor's Award in Literature Honorary Doctorate from the University of NM

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
Favorite Books:
The Magic Mountain and Dr. Faustus by Thomas Mann
Favorite Authors:
Anton Chekhov Eugene O'Neill

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Listing last updated: March 23, 2015

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Fiction Writer
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Born in:
Las Cruces, NM
Raised in:
Las Cruces, NM

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