Prof. Urrea Wins Jack D. Rittenhouse Award

Luis Alberto Urrea, LAS Distinguished Professor of English, has received the Jack D. Rittenhouse Award from PubWest, the leading trade association for small- and medium-sized book publishers. From the article on PubWest's site:

“The Jack D. Rittenhouse Award recipients have all made extraordinary contributions to how books are made and sold,” said Bill Fessler, PubWest board president and publisher at American Traveler Press. “For more than twenty-five years, Luis Urrea has spoken about the contemporary West. He has brought us closer to the families and the lives of people who live here. He is a legend, a modern-day Mark Twain. It is a true honor to add Luis Alberto Urrea to the roster of Rittenhouse award winners.”

Congratulations to Professor Urrea!