- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The godfather of contemporary Chicano literature has been chosen as the 2nd ever inductee into the Albuquerque Wall of Fame.

Author Rudolfo Anaya was honored Tuesday at the Alvarado Transportation Center during a special ceremony.

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry says Anaya received a Wall of Fame nod because his descriptive narratives opened up Albuquerque and New Mexico to the world.

Anaya was born in Pastura, New Mexico, and raised in nearby Santa Rosa.

He is best known for the novel Bless Me, Ultima, which experts say sparked the Chicano literary movement in the late 1960s and influenced a generation of Latino writers.

The novel was made into a movie in 2012.


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