Narvaez Receives 2021 BRIO Award

Bronx, NY (July 2021) — Pelham Bay resident and author Richie Narvaez received a Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) grant of $5,000, awarded by the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) to honor artistic excellence in the literary, media, visual, and performing arts. “I’m quite humbled to receive this award,” says Narvaez, an educator and a writer of literary fiction, mystery, speculative fiction, and horror. “I was born and raised

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