Lay Your Sleeping Head

Available Now from Kórima Press Read an Excerpt Thirty years ago, The Little Death introduced Henry Rios, a gay, Latino criminal defense lawyer who became the central figure in a celebrated seven novel series. In a brilliant re-imagination of The Little Death, Lay Your Sleeping Head retains all the complexity and elegance of the plot of the original novel but deepens...

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The Making of Henry Rios

I became a mystery writer, if not precisely by accident, then not by design. I began writing this book in the summer of 1980. I had just graduated from Stanford Law School, and was cramming for the California bar exam during the day. At night, I worked at the Palo Alto jail where I interviewed arrestees to determine whether they were eligible for release on their own...

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Two old writers, talking

Chris Bram and I, old soldiers of the LGBT wars, interview each other : http://beatrice.com/wordpress/2013/06/24/author2author-michael-nava-christopher-bram  

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Gay and lesbian writers talk about writing

A pride of gay and lesbian writers talk about the importance of our literature http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1nAQeNijsk

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From La Bloga

A number of Latin/a writers, including me, offer words of wisdom, counsel and consolation http://labloga.blogspot.com/2013/12/writer-wisdom.html

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The City of Palaces

In the decades before the Revolution, Mexico was governed by a tiny elite that aped European culture, grew rich from European and American investment, and prized racial – meaning white – purity.  Meanwhile, the vast majority of Mexicans, who were Indian or mestizo – of mixed Indian and Spanish blood – were politically disenfranchised and increasingly...

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