Search - List of Books by Denise Chavez

Denise Elia Chavez (born August 15, 1948) is an American author, playwright, and stage director. She was born to an Hispano family in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and graduated from Madonna High School in Mesilla. She received her Bachelor's from New Mexico State University and Master's degrees in Dramatic Arts from Trinity University. While in college, she began writing dramatic works. Upon graduation, she worked at the Dallas Theater Center while continuing her studies in drama and writing. She then entered the MFA program at the University of New Mexico (UNM) and earned a degree in writing. In 1986, she published her first collection of short stories, called The Last of the Menu Girls. She received several awards, including the American Book Award, the Premio Aztlan Award, and the Mesilla Valley Author of the Year Award. Chavez was offered a professorship in creative writing at UNM, during which time she wrote the novel Loving Pedro Infante, which earned her critical acclaim. She left the University, however, to work at a rape crisis center. She is the founder of the Border Book Festival that is held every year in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She also serves as Executive Director of the Cultural Center de Mesilla, and manages its book, music and arts store.

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Total Books: 13
A Taco Testimony Meditations on Family Food and Culture
2006 - A Taco Testimony Meditations on Family Food and Culture (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781887896948
ISBN-10: 1887896945
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

La ltima de las muchachas del men
2005 - La Ltima De Las Muchachas Del Men (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781400034321
ISBN-10: 1400034329
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction

Last of the Menu Girls
2004 - Last of the Menu Girls [Vintage Contemporaries] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781400034314
ISBN-10: 1400034310
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.

Por El Amor De Pedro Infante Una Novela
2002 - Por El Amor De Pedro Infante Una Novela (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780375727658
ISBN-10: 0375727655
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Loving Pedro Infante
2002 - Loving Pedro Infante (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780743445733
ISBN-10: 0743445732
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.

Loving Pedro Infante
2001 - Loving Pedro Infante (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780374194116
ISBN-10: 0374194114
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

What It Is What It Was The Black Film Explosion of the '70s in Words and Pictures
Face of an Angel
1995 - Face of an Angel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780446671859
ISBN-10: 0446671851
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Face of an Angel
1994 - Face of an Angel (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780374152048
ISBN-10: 0374152047
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Shattering the Myth Plays by Hispanic Women
1992 - Shattering the Myth Plays By Hispanic Women (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781558850415
ISBN-10: 1558850414
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction

The Last of the Menu Girls
1986 - The Last of the Menu Girls (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780934770460
ISBN-10: 0934770468
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction