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Alberto Ríos is the author of 10 books and chapbooks of poetry, three collections of short stories and a memoir. His books of poems include, most recently, “The Dangerous Shirt” (Copper Canyon), which was preceded by “The Theater of Night,” winner of the 2007 PEN/Beyond Margins Award. His most recent short-story collection is “The Curtain of Trees.” His memoir, “Capirotada,” won the Latino Literary Hall of Fame Award. Ríos is the recipient of the Western Literature Association Distinguished Achievement Award, the Arizona Governor’s Arts Award, fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Walt Whitman Award, the Western States Book Award for Fiction, six Pushcart Prizes and inclusion in The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Alberto Rios

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