Richie Narvaez

HOLLY Wins the Anthony Award

HOLLY HERNANDEZ AND THE DEATH OF DISCO, by Richie Narvaez, won the Anthony Award for Best Juvenile/Young Adult book at the 2021 Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, which was virtual this year. “I am thrilled and frankly flabbergasted,” says Narvaez. “Big thanks to the Bouchercon team  and to Hank Ryan for a great show! It’s unfortunate we didn’t get to do this in person, but it’s clear now more than ever that

HOLLY Wins Agatha Award!

HOLLY HERNANDEZ AND THE DEATH OF DISCO, by Richie Narvaez, won the Agatha Award for Best Children’s/Young Adult Book at last night’s Malice Domestic crime fiction conference. “I am beyond overwhelmed,” says Narvaez. “This book is dedicated to my teachers. A substitute teacher in junior high school lent me a copy of Murder on the Orient Express, which changed my life, and so this is like coming full circle.” Other

LeVar Burton Reads My Story!

LeVar Burton reads my speculative fiction short story “Room for Rent,” from the anthology Latinx Rising, on his wonderful podcast. I am beyond thrilled by this and his reading is amazing. And the way he pronounces my name! Thank you, Geordi! Listen to him here:

AWP Panel on Noir

I’m pleased to be part of the 2022 AWP panel “Noir as an Agent for Social Change: A Look at Transgressive Genre Fiction” with panelists Steph Cha, Jay Gertzman, Elizabeth Hand, and moderator Art Taylor. The panel can be accessed on Thursday, March 24, at 9 a.m., via the AWP22 Virtual Conference Platform (registration required). Here’s the event description: Should people dare to dream with the forces of the world allied

Narvaez Receives SUNY Chancellor’s Award

New York, NY, February 28 — Richie Narvaez, author and Assistant Adjunct Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology, was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching this month. “I am honored and humbled. It’s important to me but more important that this award exists, to recognize teachers who so often get disregarded,” says Narvaez, who teaches in the English and Communication Studies department at FIT. “We