Four books published by the University of New Mexico Press were honored at the 2015 International Latino Book Awards ceremony held recently at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Francisco, Calif.

They include:

  • Hotel Mariachi: Urban Space and Cultural Heritage in Los Angeles, by Catherine L. Kurland and Enrique R. Lamadrid, with photographs by Miguel A. Gandert, won first place for Best Nonfiction—Multi-Author.
  • With a Book in their Hands: Chicano/a Readers and Readerships across the Centuries, edited by Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez, won first place for Best Latino Focused Nonfiction Book.
  • The Deportation of Wopper Barraza: A Novel, by Maceo Montoya, received an honorable mention for Best Latino Focused Fiction Book—English.
  • Sagrado: A Photopoetics Across the Chicano Homeland, by Spencer R. Herrera and Levi Romero, with photographs by Robert Kaiser, received an honorable mention for Best Nonfiction—Multi-Author.

Organized by the nonprofit organization Latino Literacy Now, the International Latino Book Awards is known as the largest awards in the United States honoring accomplishments in Latino culture and literature. Latino Literacy Now will exhibit books in the 2015 Award Winning Author Tour at events such as the Los Angeles Latino Book & Family Festival, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Convention, and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Annual Conference.

For more information about the awards, visit Latino Book & Family Festival.

More information about these titles is available at UNM Press.