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2015 Top Ten
"New" Latino Authors to Watch (and Read)



1) Rudy Ruiz tops the list this year, and with reason.  Not one sentence in Seven for the Revolution sounds like it comes from a debut fiction author.  The tension in each is well-crafted, making the reader want to turn each page as quickly as possible.
         2) In Gaby, Lost and Found, Angela Cervantes has written one of the best young adult novels of the year.  In fact, it’s one of the best in the last few years, as it tackles the difficult subject of immigration, telling the story of a young girl whose mother is deported.



3) Rich Villar’s debut poetry collection, Comprehending Forever, has rhythms that can be heard in trumpets, drums and saxophones.  The only thing missing from this book is an accompanying CD.



4) Gerardo “Tony” Mena has joined an elite list of veterans, like the contemporary Brian Turner, who have served in the military and have captured their tremendous sacrifices in stunning, powerful poems.  The Shape of Our Faces No Longer Matters adds an important face to this genre.
5) Adriana Paramo’s My Mother’s Funeral is a touching, fascinating memoir about a mother and a daughter, about Colombia and the U.S., about the complexity of love and loss.

6) Meg Medina is quite the talent, and she shows it off in a major way in Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass.  This is not her debut novel, but it is absolutely her best work, as attested by the distinction of the Pura Belpre Award.

        7) Maria Andreu’s young adult novel, The Secret Side of Empty, provides a unique but timely perspective on undocumented immigrants.  It tells the tale of a blonde, light-skinned immigrant girl who blends in—almost too easily, and learns about others and herself as she opens up about her status.  

In elena minor’s debut poetry collection, TITULADA, she demonstrates her skill as a wordsmith and as a poet who constructs intelligent juxtapositions through her creative use of words.



9) In Still Dreaming, Luis Gutierrez provides an inspiring and enlightening look at his rise to Congress. This is an ideal book for anyone wishing to learn more about politics in the U.S. and the drive necessary to be successful.
10) Daisy Hernandez is not afraid to experiment with style in her memoir, A Cup of Water Under My Bed, and the result is a work that is thought-provoking and intriguing.

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  Top Ten New Latino Authors of 2014
  Top Ten New Latino Authors of 2013
  Top Ten New Latino Authors of 2012
  Top Ten New Latino Authors of 2011
  Top Ten New Latino Authors of 2010
  Top Ten New Latino Authors of 2009
  Top Ten New Latino Authors of 2008
  Top Ten New Latino Authors of 2007
  Top Ten New Latino Authors of 2006

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