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Writers, UA Press win national recognition

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University of Arizona Press author Christine Granados exposed startling stories of El Paso life in Brides and Sinners in El Chuco and came up a literary winner.

Granados, a writer featured among those on UA Press’s Camino del Sol literary series, has won the 2006 Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation Award, worth $11,091. Diné (Navajo) poet Sherwin Bitsui (Shapeshift), a writer on UA Press’s Sun Tracks, a Native American literary series, is one of 10 recipients of the 2006 Whiting Writers’ Awards, worth $40,000. The awards are given to emerging writers of exceptional talent and promise.

UA Press, a nonprofit publisher of scholarly and regional books, has been recognized for its dedication to multicultural authors. A celebration ceremony in late November at the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. showcased readings with authors Granados and María Meléndez (How Long She’ll Last in This World).

The university’s critically acclaimed Latino/a literary series, Camino del Sol, represents a diverse range of works including poetry, fiction and essays in which emerging writers have mined the Latino experience in America.

For more information, visit the UA Press Web site, www.uapress.arizona.edu.

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