"Chicano writers from El Paso are the most progressive, open-minded, far-reaching, and inclusive writers of them all."

Octavio Romano

Thursday, July 28, 2005

EL Paso Mujer Writer Spotlight: Tanya Maria Barrientos

We continue looking at our El Paso Chicano(a) and Latino(a) writers, beginning with the mujeres.

Tanya Mari­a Barrientos is a journalist and novelist. Born in Guatemala and raised in El Paso, she currently lives in Philadelphia where she writes for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She has written two books: Family Resemblance (Family Resemblance New American Library ISBN: 0451208722) and Frontera Street (Penguin ISBN 451-20635-5).

Barrientos graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1982 and worked at the Dallas Times Herald. She relocated to Philadelphia area in 1986. She's been a journalist for more than 20 years. 2001 fellowship by the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, and the 2001 Pew Fellowship in the Arts. The American Press Institute has a more critical look at her journalistic writing.

Review of Familyresemblancess by Jennifer Vilches.
Review of by Bookreporter.com.
Review of Familyresemblancess byPhiladelphiaa Inquirer.

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