Anaya Resources

This section of the RADA site is a library of print and online resources about Rudolfo Anaya and his work. Anaya is a prolific writer whose work spans many genres of fiction and non-fiction, and much commentary about his work has been produced. Included here are web links to articles, books, audio and video, interviews, and other websites on topics such as biographical information, literary criticism, and closer looks at his writerly, public, and private lives. You can also contact us at the UNM University libraries with any inquiries or research interests.


Conversations with Rudolfo Anaya

In 1972 Rudolfo Anaya made a quiet entry into American literature with the publication of Bless Me, Ultima. It was the first Chicano novel to enter the American literary canon, and it helped identify Anaya as one of the founders of Chicano literature. - Worldcat Summary.

Criticism and Interpretation

Rudolfo A. Anaya: A Critical Companion

"Rudolfo A. Anaya's seven novels can all be viewed in terms of the Chicano literary tradition though their rich texts have earned Anaya a place of respoect in mainstream modern American literature.

Rudolfo A. Anaya: Focus on Criticism

Rudolfo A. Anaya is a founder of the canon of the contemporary Chicano literary movement.

Awards and Recognition

ABQ Wall of Fame’s newest member is Rudolfo Anaya

An article in the Albuquerque Journal celebrating Rudolfo Anaya's induction into the Wall of Fame at the Alvarado Transportation Center in 2014. The article includes a brief biography and a description of the award ceremony.

Awards & Honors: 2015 National Humanities Medalist Rudolfo Anaya

This is the formal announcement of Rudolfo Anya being selected to receive the 2015 National Humanities Medal. The article includes an overview of Anaya's literary works and commentary about the ground upon which he was selected to receive the award.


A Sense of Place: Rudolfo A. Anaya: An Annotated Bio-Bibliography

 This work is the most comprehensive bibliography of Anaya's work currently available. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Lujan Applauds Recognition of Rudolfo Anaya at the White House

Washington, D.C.  – Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement congratulating New Mexico author Rudolfo Anaya, who received the National Humanities Medal today at the White House.