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National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

Deeply humbled by the news that I have been awarded a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts for 2014. Here’s the official release from the NEA with a full list of recipients. Fresno State News posted a nice piece about my award here. Even the Fresno Bee covered it. I’m very thrilled…
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Hollywood Learns Nada, Kemosabe

I recently went to the movies to check out the new MAN OF STEEL. I thought it was okay. Not great. Not bad. Just…okay. Before the movie got underway, there were the requisite trailers. There was a preview of the new LONE RANGER flick, starring Johnny Depp as Tonto. I’ve always been disturbed by the…
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Diego Updates

Friends, I’ve been busy the last couple of weeks and so haven’t had a chance to update everyone here with news. Finally, finally, I’m finding myself with a bit of downtime, so I thought I’d post some highlights. I’ve been on the road with Diego, doing readings and talks both near and far. These included…
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The Five Acts of Diego León: The Soundtrack

Recently, I joined Spotify and have been enjoying its many features and functions while I exercise at the gym. A friend suggested that it would be great if I developed a “soundtrack” for The Five Acts of Diego León because the music of the time period the book spans was particularly interesting and significant. Now I…
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Diego on Sale Today

Amigos/as: Today is the official on-sale date of The Five Acts of Diego León, and I’m super thrilled. It was a long journey getting this book to print, and I’m happy to see it come together. Thanks to everyone who helped me along the way, those who pushed and nudged and believed in me and…
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¡AWP! en Boston 2013

A number of lists of 2013 AWP panels have been floating around Facebook – panels on nonfiction, GLBTQ panels, etc – so I thought I’d put together an overview of the Chican@/Latin@ panels at this year’s conference. See the AWP Conference schedule for all times and locations. This is by no means a comprehensive list,…
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The Five Acts of Diego León Arrives

The first copy of The Five Acts of Diego León landed on my doorstep this morning. I’m very excited and love the look of the finished product. Here are a few pictures. Æ  

AWP 2013–Boston

I’m looking forward to attending this year’s AWP Conference in Boston, Mass where I’ll be on two panels. Please check out my Events page for dates and times. If you plan on attending, please be sure to stop by and say hello.

Welcome & Bienvenidos

I am pleased to welcome you to my new website. Feel free to connect with me on my bio page, peruse my books (new one coming out next year!), and join me on facebook or twitter. Thanks for stopping by! More news coming soon. AE

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Alex Espinoza