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.


Rudolfo Anaya Annotated Source Reference Bibliography

An annotated bibliography of scholarly and critical resources on Rudolfo Anaya's life and work.

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.

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.

Criticism and Interpretation

Rudolfo A. Anaya: A Critical Companion

In this volume, published in 1999, Margarite Fernández Olmos provides an overview and analysis of several novels by Rudolfo Anaya, including Bless Me Ultima (1972), Heart of Aztlán (1976), Tortuga (1979), Alburquerque (1992), Zia summer

Rudolfo A. Anaya: Focus on Criticism

Published in 1990, Focus on Criticism was the first critical anthology dedicated to a Chicano author.


Conversations with Rudolfo Anaya

A collection of interviews with Rudolfo Anaya, conducted over the course of over 20 years, from 1976-1998.

Interview in New Mexico Magazine, February 2011

A short interview with Rudilfo Anaya, which appeared in the February 2011 issue of New Mexico Magazine.

News Articles

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.

Novel Impressions: Ultima Exhibit, February 2018

A news article in the Albuquerqure Journal that describes an art exhibit at the National Hispanic cultural Center. The exhibit is a collection of works inspired by Rudolfo Anaya's novel Bless Me, Ultima.


About the Rudolfo Anaya Digital Archive

A brief video introduction to the Rudolfo Anaya Digital Archive (RADA) website.