Arte Público Press

Reading Goals for 2015

We were inspired by Popsugar and Book Riot’s 2015 Reading Challenges, and decided to create our own recommendations for 2015. Use a website like Goodreads to keep track of what you’ve read. Happy reading! A book written by someone when they were under the age of 25
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You’ve Been Upgraded to the Penthouse Suite!

Hotel Juárez wins PEN Oakland award HOUSTON, TX August 2014— The honors just keep coming! Author Daniel Chacón has been awarded the PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature by PEN Oakland for Hotel Juárez: Stories, Rooms and Loops. Chartered in early 1989,
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The Cucuy Strikes Again!

Spelile Rivas’ monster children’s book named finalist  HOUSTON, TX August 2014—The Cucuy Stole My Cascarones / El Cucuy me robó los cascarones by Spelile Rivas and illustrated by Valeria Cervantes has been chosen as a finalist in the 2014 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Awards.
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Library Renamed after Arte Público Author

EL PASO, TX July 2014—The El Paso City Council voted unanimously in favor of renaming an El Paso library in honor of acclaimed author and Ysleta native, Sergio Troncoso. As of July 29, the Ysleta Branch Library will be known as the Sergio Troncoso Library. It was built in 1996
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All the Clues Point to Greatness…

Denver-based mystery wins award in home state  HOUSTON, TX June 2014—A thriller with a bit of Chicano flair, Desperado: A Mile-High Noir by Manuel Ramos has won the 2014 Colorado Book Award for Best Mystery given by the Colorado Humanities. Since its founding in 1974, Colorado
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And the International Latino Book Award Goes To…

HOUSTON, TX June 2014—Three titles published by Arte Público Press were honored at the 16th annual International Latino Book Awards ceremony held during the American Library Association’s annual conference on June 28, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The awards honor literary
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The Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project Receives Diversity Award from the Society of American Archivists

HOUSTON, TX June 2014—The Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project, led by Nicolás Kanellos and Carolina Villarroel at the University of Houston, is a 2014 recipient of the Diversity Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The award will be
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Chants Continues to Enchant

Día Founder’s First Poetry Book Turns 30 HOUSTON, TX June 2014—Award-winning poet, essayist, and children’s book author Pat Mora’s first poetry collection, Chants, was published by Arte Público Press 30 years ago, launching her trailblazing career. The poems in this collection
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Quality Service at the Hotel Juárez Earns Another Great Review!

HOUSTON, TX June 2014—Hotel Juárez: Stories, Rooms and Loops by Daniel Chacón was selected as a finalist in the Balcones Fiction Prize by the Balcones Center for Creative Writing at Austin Community College. The Balcones Center for Creative Writing is committed to recognizing
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The Patchwork Garden Continues to Bloom!

Children’s Book Recognized with Two Awards HOUSTON, TX June, 2014—The Patchwork Garden / Pedacitos de huerto  by Diane de Anda with  illustrations by Oksana Kemarskaya has been recognized with a Skipping Stones Honor Award from Skipping Stones: An International Multicultural
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