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


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