Richie Narvaez

HOLLY & NOIRYORICAN Make Best of Year Lists for 2020

NOIRYORICAN (Down & Out Books) was noted as one of the 2020 Books of the Year (Anthologies/Short Stories) by Las Comadres and Friends National Latino Book Club in their premiere annual list. HOLLY HERNANDEZ AND THE DEATH OF DISCO (Piñata Books) was also lauded as one of the 2020 Books of the Year (Fiction – Young Adult) by the club. Two other books with stories by me were included in

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: https://omny.fm/shows/levar-burton-reads/room-for-rent-by-richie-narvaez

HOLLY Nominated for an Agatha Award!

HOLLY HERNANDEZ AND THE DEATH OF DISCO has been nominated for an Agatha Award, in the Best Children’s/YA Mystery category. The Agathas, named for mystery writer goddess Agatha Christie, are literary awards for mystery and crime writers who write in the cozy mystery subgenre. The Agatha Awards will be presented during MORE THAN MALICE, an online virtual crime festival coming this July. Registration is now open here. The conference features

New: Latinx Crime Fiction Reading Group

I’ll be hosting a new book group at the Center for Fiction: Latinx Crime Fiction with Richie Narvaez. Latinx fiction often delves into history and politics, and crime fiction has always dealt with power and the status quo. In this reading group we will focus on that intersection, looking at a wide-ranging but small selection of crime fiction novels (in English) by Latinx authors to discuss how their works explore