flesh to bone wins Premio Aztlán award

The National Hispanic Cultural Center has chosen ire’ne lara silva’s flesh to bone as the winner of the 2013 Premio Aztlán award!  Each year, The NHCC awards the Premio Aztlán to an author who has published no more than two works of fiction. In addition to honoring new fiction authors, The NHCC promotes the study, advancement, and presentation of Hispanic arts, culture, and humanities. silva will be presented the award at the “Poet’s Conclave: José Montoya Celebration” on May 31st–a gathering of poets in honor of Montoya, who passed away in 2013.

Greta Pullen, Senior Librarian at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, praises silva’s debut work of fiction, remarking, “flesh to bone is a collection of nine stories written bilingually in precise, well-honed language intertwined by strands of folklore and indigenous tradition. flesh to bone is situated along the U.S.-Mexico borderlands by way of sensibility and place.”

Prior to the evening award ceremony, silva will read an excerpt of flesh to bone at Bookworks Bookstore. Authors Tim Z. Hernandez and Laurie Ann Guerrero will join silva at Bookworks to read portions of their most recent works.

Both events are free, open to the public, and are not to be missed. Congratulations on a wonderful year, ire’ne!

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