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 University Libraries with any inquiries or research interests.
An immediate press release of the opening of Rudolfo Anaya's bilingual play Angie along with a handwritten note about Anaya's significance in Chicano Theatre.
Essays and Articles
"Poems from the Río Grande is the first collection of poems by a revered Chicano writer who writes for la gente (the people) but who has also been acclaimed by literary critics around the world for his lyrical prose." - Roberto Cantú
This work is the most comprehensive bibliography of Anaya's work currently available. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Awards and Honors
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.
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.
"I've been thinking a lot about what this recognition means, and I've decided it's not just about me. This award is about the people of New Mexico." - Rudolfo Anaya.
Rudolfo Anaya will receive the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Contributions to Western Literature from Western Writers of America.
Criticism and Interpretation
An assurance was made for the future that there would be a committee, made up of students, teachers and parents, to institute guidelines for required reading.
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
High entertainment, Warmhearted and good-humored, Celebration of a tradition, Deep respect for a people, Major contribution to literary history
A formal announcement in UNM Press about Hillerman, Harris, Silko, Anaya and Hill and their literary artworks.
An essay on Anaya's work written by Theresa M. Kanoza and published on The Journal of the Society for the study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States.
Short Stories, Excerpts, Essays
An essay adapted from an address delivered at the Third International Conference on Hispanic Cultures of the United States.
Criticism and Writing
Rudolfo Anaya talks about the religious issues raised in the novel Bless Me, Ultima, his would be censors and role of Chicano literature in United States schools during a phone interview from his home.
Author Rudolfo Anaya is interviewed by the NEA and interesting questions come up - the reasons for his books devoted for the young audiences and his frequent school visits.
Rudolfo Anaya shares with Carmella Padilla that "It's the connection and the understanding between my Indo-Hispanic cultures. If people don't make that connection, they don't understand New Mexico."
Bless Me, Ultima opera dates set: Composer is Hector Armienta, who worked with author Anaya on libretto
The 1972 critically acclaimed novel is brought to the opera stage by the National Hispanic Cultural Center and Opera Southwest.
Celebrating a lifelong connection: North Valley library renamed for iconic New Mexico author Rudolfo Anaya
Author Rudolfo Anaya greets children from Alameda Elementary School outside the newly renamed Rudolfo Anaya North Valley Library.
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.
Man of Visions: Trial-blazing author Rudolfo Anaya approaches 80th birthday still writing, still dreaming
Rudolfo Anaya's fiction has been fueled by characters that come to life and by memories that will not die.
The book "How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico" by Rudolfo Anaya explains the origins of hollyhocks - a popular, drought-resistant garden flower.
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.
"Albuquerque, Anaya's first novel in more that 10 years is a juicy tale about family, politics and a city where different cultures - Chicano, Anglo and Native American - jostle for power." - Susan Miller
Anaya reads from his work in Richardson Auditorium on the East Campus of Del Mar College and in the auditorium of the Art Museum of South Texas.
Author Rudolfo Anaya ans Albuquerque artist El Moises make these colorful characters larger than life in their instructive children's book.
Mark Holmen is selling his copy of Bless Me, Ultima a signed first edition hardback witha dust jacket fpr $3500.
Lectures, Events and Performances
The story Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya is an opera, premiering at the National Hispanic Cultural Center and performed by Opera Southwest within its 45th anniversary season.
Rudolfo and Patricia entrusted the University of New Mexico's General Library with Rudolfo's entire manuscript collection which resides with Center for Southwest Research/Special Collections.
Adapted from a speech presented to the Seventh Annual Bilingual / Multicultural Education Regional Conference, Denver, Colorado, October 12, 1978 - Rudolfo A. Anaya.
Joanne Wilkinson describes Rudolfo Anaya's "Jalmanta" and confirms that the novel is at its best when depicting the special relationship between Fatimah and Jalamanta.
A Press Release about Ronald L. Ruiz and his book GIUSEPPE ROCCO which won 1998 Premio Aztlan National Literary Prize in Chicana/o Literature.