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:

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

Nuyorican Literature List

This is the last week for the “Creating a Nuyorican Identity Reading Group” at the Center for Fiction. We covered just four books, but there are many, many more to read. Following is the list I sent the group members to continue their study of Nuyorican Lit. I thought some of you might find it useful. As I told the group, when people think of “Nuyorican Lit,” the emphasis is