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Helena María Viramontes

Fiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20090501, 20080926

Helena María Viramontes discusses her fiction, including her 2007 novel, Their Dogs Came With Them, a book that offers a profoundly gritty portrait of everyday life in the barrios of East Los Angeles in the 1960s. Viramontes teaches English at Cornell University, and is also the author of Under the Feet of Jesus and The Moths and Other Stories.  In 2006, she won both the Luis Leal Award and the John Dos Passos Award for Literature.

| Subject Matter: Mexican-American, East Los Angeles | Interview Year: 2008 | Genre: Fiction | Awards: Luis Leal Award, John Dos Passos Award for Literature |

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