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Rudolfo Anaya
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Born (1937-10-30)October 30, 1937
Pastura, New Mexico
Died June 28, 2020(2020-06-28) (aged 82)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Occupation Novelist, poet, play writer, educator
Nationality American
Notable works Bless Me, Ultima
Alburquerque
Notable awards American Book Award;
Quinto Sol; National Medal of Arts
Spouse Patricia Lawless

Rudolfo Anaya (October 30, 1937 – June 28, 2020) was an American author, poet, educator and playwright. He was best known for his 1972 novel Bless Me, Ultima. Anaya was thought to be one of the founders of Chicano literature. He was born in Pastura, New Mexico.

Anaya died on June 28, 2020 at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the age of 82.

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