Take it from us, being a writer is hard work that sometimes seems like it will never pay off. Even notable author Sonia Nazaro says, “I think being a successful book author is difficult.” It’s true that it’s hard to make it as a writer, but it might be even more challenging to be a successful Latino in literature.
Which is why we’re grateful for some hot Latino writers from yesterday, today and tomorrow—we hope that this list continues to grow exponentially over time. Both fiction and nonfiction from Latino authors is something to be cherished so we encourage you to take a risk, open a book and get to know these 10 hot Latino authors that we find absolutely captivating.
1. Luis Alberto Urrea
Author of Queen of America, a coming of age story set in Arizona in 1892, Urrea floods his work with uplifting moments, heartbreak, romance and humor.
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