Interviews with Nash Candelaria and Andrea O’Reilly Herrera
Nash Candelaria has been described as the historical novelist of the Hispanic people of New Mexico. His five novels, hailed as landmarks in Hispanic literature, include Memories of the Alhambra, a seminal novel in Chicano literature; Not by the Sword, an American Book Award winner; Inheritance of Strangers; Leonor Park; and A Daughter’s a Daughter. His short stories have appeared in a number of literary magazines and anthologies as well as in two collections: The Day the Cisco Kid Shot John Wayne and Uncivil Rights and Other Stories.
O’Reilly Herrera is a published poet and the author of a number of critical essays on Camino Real 171 writers ranging from Charlotte Brontë and Marguerite Duras to Cristina García; and editor of the essay collection Family Matters in the British and American Novel (Popular Press, 1997) and the literary collection A Secret Weavers Anthology (White Pine Press, 1998), which features the work of contemporary Latin American women writers. Her publications include a collection of testimonial expressions drawn from the Cuban exile community and their children residing in the United States.