Books:Dreams of the Centaur
(W. W. Norton & Company, 1996), First Confession
(W. W. Norton & Company, 1991), High Contrast
(Naiad Press, 1987)
American Book Award for Fiction, from the Before Columbus Foundation, Dreams of the Centaur, 1997, Chicago, Il.
Distinguished Alumnus Award, School of Arts & Letters,“for dedicated service and for the civic pride demonstrated for the benefit of all citizens of LA County,” California State University, Los Angeles, March 19, 1996.
Carnegie-Mellon Grant for “Stephen Daedalus, Hamlet, and Waiting for Godot,” 1988.
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar,“Versions of the Mexican Revolution,” Boston College, Boston, MA, 1990.
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar,“William Faulkner: The Regional and the Mythic, “ University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, 1987.
National Endowment for the Humanities Independent Study Grant, “The Use of the Grotesque by Carson McCullers & Flannery O’Connor,” Milledgeville, GA 1985.