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


I got my box of complimentary author copies of Noiryorican! It’s that indescribable, fleeting moment in which authors feel like gods, like moms, like whoever came up with the idea of “lunch.” And the first five-star review of the book notes: “I read Narvaez’s previous book of short stories (‘Roachkiller‘) just a few months ago and immediately featured it in the “Criminally Good Books” section of my newsletter—and was kicking myself for