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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Recent media

Lambda Literary Review reprints Michael’s article on “The Making of Henry Rios.” http://beatrice.com/wordpress/2013/06/24/author2author-michael-nava-christopher-bram “Michael Nava” in Red-Inked Retablos (University of Arizona Press, 2013), by Rigoberto González The name Michael Nava is inextricably bound to Henry Ríos. For the longest time I...

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Ruth Barton

I am sometimes asked how I became a writer. My answer is always the same; I didn’t become a writer, I always was. My love of language and my need to give shape to my experiences in words seems to me to have been inborn. What I did need was permission to develop and pursue that inherent desire to write. I received this permission from an extraordinary woman named...

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