Published Works of Rudolfo Anaya

Rudolfo Anaya is a prolific writer who has produced work in every literary genre. This online bibliography includes Anaya's 16 novels, 10 children's works, 6 plays, poetry, and 12 non-fiction works. His work deals with themes of Chicano/a culture, religion and myth. Several of the books have been reissued and published in various editions, including large-print, books-on-tape and DVD, in various languages, and as graphic novels. See the Editions section of each work for a complete list of printings and formats.


Novels

Bless Me Última (1972)

Bless Me, Ultima is Rudolfo Anaya's first novel, written around 1970 and published in 1972.

Heart of Aztlán (1976)

Heart of Aztlán is the second novel in a trilogy begun with Bless Me, Ultima and concluded with Tortuga

Tortuga (1979)

A sixteen-year-old boy, nicknamed after the mountain Tortuga because he is encased in a full-body cast, embarks on a journey of

The Legend of La Llorona: A Short Novel (1984)

Throughout Mexico and wherever Hispanics live, the legend of "La Llorona" has been told for generation upon generation.

Lord of the Dawn : The Legend of Quetzalcóatl (1987)

Lord of the Dawn is Anaya's exploration of the cosmology and the rich and complex spiritual thought of his Native American ances

Alburquerque (1992)

Chicano novelist Anaya's explosive study of political patronage and the search for ethnic roots takes its title from a New Mexic

Zia Summer (1995)

In Albuquerque, Chicano PI Sonny Baca, who normally pursues absentee fathers, goes after the killers of a former girlfriend whos

Jalamanta : A Message from the Desert (1996)

A New Age novel about a prophet who returns to his village from a 30-year exile in the desert.

Rio Grande Fall (1996)
Praised as a founder of Chicano literature, Rudolfo Anaya is famed for capturing the ethnic fla

Short Story Collections

Silence of the Llano : Short Stories (1982)

A collection of stories by the renowned New Mexico author, Rudolfo Anaya. - Worldcat