Posted on April 28, 2022 at 10:19 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Award-winning Chicano author Rolando Hinojosa-Smith has died at the age of ninety-three.

Hinojosa-Smith, who was also a professor of literature, began racking up awards early in his literary career, with the Premio Quinto Sol for Estampas del Valle y Otras Obras (The Valley) in 1972 and, three years later, the Casa de las Américas Prize for Klail City y Sus Alrededores (Klail City).

These novels kicked off his highly acclaimed Klail City Death Trip series, but did not, of course, mark the only honors: In 2014, he received the National Book Critics Circle's lifetime achievement award.

For more on Hinojosa-Smith's career and impact on literature, check out his obituary in the New York Times.

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