Tim Z. Hernandez

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American writer

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According to Wikipedia, Tim Z. Hernandez is an American writer, poet, and performer. His first poetry collection, Skin Tax , received the 2006 American Book Award, and his debut novel, Breathing, in Dust , was awarded the 2010 Premio Aztlán Literary Prize, and was a finalist for the California Book Award. In 2011, Hernandez was named one of sixteen New American Poets by the Poetry Society of America. In 2014 he received the Colorado Book Award for his poetry collection, Natural Takeover of Small Things, and the 2014 International Latino Book Award for his historical fiction novel, Mañana Means Heaven. In 2018, he received the Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano Letters administered by UC Santa Barbara, and in 2019 he was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters.

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