Fall 2003

Oscar Casares


He writes novels, stories, and essays about the border. His first book was a story collection called Brownsville, which was named a Notable Book of 2004 by the American Library Association and today is used in courses at several universities. Amigoland was selected for the 2009 Austin Mayor’s Book Club, a citywide reading initiative by Austin Public Library. His work has earned him fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Institute of Letters, and the Copernicus Society of America.

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