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The Department of English Congratulates Rolando Hinojosa-Smith
Lifetime Contribution to Texas Letters
Posted: November 6, 2007
Hinojosa-Smith, the Ellen Clayton Garwood Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Texas, started his career in the alternative literary circuits established by the Chicano movement some 40 years ago. ''Estampas del valle y otras obras,'' his 1972 series of sketches about the lower Rio Grande Valley, where he was born and raised, was recognized as a classic of the Chicano literary canon upon publication. Since then, he has become best-known for the many books in his Klail City Death Trip series, which richly evoke the world of fictional Belken County, the border equivalent to Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County.''
Please view the rest of John M. Gonzalez's article regarding Rolando Hinojosa-Smith in the link provided.