Rudolfo Anaya

From your beloved New Mexico, you have bestowed upon the world your gift of Chicano literature, in which the landscape of the Southwest lives and breathes. Your novels, plays, short stories, children’s books, and essays celebrate human dignity, cross-cultural respect, and the preservation of the wisdom of those who have come before us. You have made the name “Anaya” a synonym for “power,” “magic,” and “spirit.”