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Floyd Salas

Author's Bio

Both my first novel, Tattoo the Wicked Cross, and my memoir, Buffalo Nickel, are featured in Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature (HarperCollins 1994).My fiction, non-fiction and poetry manuscripts as well as letters and biographical information are archived in the Floyd Salas collection in the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. Tattoo the Wicked Cross, earned a place on the San Francisco Chronicle's Western 100 List of Best 20th Century Fiction.

Publications and Prizes

Highrunning Heart (Local Gems Poetry Press, 2016), Color of My Living Heart (Arte Publico Press, 1996), State of Emergency (Arte Publico Press, 1996), What Now My Love (Arte Publico Press, 1994), Buffalo Nickel (Arte Publico Press, 1992), Tattoo the Wicked Cross (Second Chance Press, 1981)
NEA; California Art Council Literary Fellowship; Eugene F. Saxton Fellowship; Joseph Henry Jackson Award; Rockefeller Foundation Fiction Fellowship; PEN Oakland Literary Censorship Award; 2002-2003 Regent’s Lecturer at University of California, Berkeley; American Book Awards - Lifetime Achievement;

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky
Favorite Authors:
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Norman Mailer, Saul Bellow, Jack London, Ernest Hemingway. F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Listing last updated: August 10, 2016

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Fiction Writer, Poet
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Born in:
Walsenberg, CA
Raised in:
Oakland, CA

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