Connecticut professors of English have launched a website
that offers information for those interested in Latino
Jose B. Gonzalez, who teaches at the U.S. Coast Guard
Academy in New London, and John S. Christie, of Capitol
Community College in Hartford, created
www.latinostories.com in May.
which is linked to Amazon.com, offers book and film
recommendations, databases of Latino authors by nationality
and links to author sites, reviews, poetry and awards
The men are the co-authors of "Latino Boom: An Anthology of
U.S. Latino Literature," and the website includes a resource
guide to the stories, plays and poetry that appear in their
Gonzalez emigrated at age 8 from El Salvador to New London.
He learned English here and went on to become a teacher and
poet. Christie is also the author of the scholarly study,
"Latino Fiction and the Modernist Imagination," available in
its entirety on the website.
Latinostories.com offers top 10 lists with brief
commentaries. The Top Ten Most Provocative Latino Nonfiction
Books list puts "Hunger of Memory" by Richard Rodriguez at
No. 1 and comments: "Love his politics. Hate his politics.
It does not matter. He still uses the pen like a
The Top Ten "New" Latino Authors to Watch (and Read) list
gives the top spot to H.G. Carrillo, author of "Loosing My
Espanish" and comments: "Not since Junot Diaz has a Latino
author created such a stir." The film recommendations
include "El Norte," "American Me" and "My Family, Mi Familia."
A list of frequently asked questions about the website gives
this playful response to a question about the size of its
"Staff? We don't have no stinking staff. It's just the two
of us. That's right, we spend our own money to run this site
and do all this as a labor of love."