Acclaimed mystery writer Manuel Ramos event on Friday, October 16, 2015

Arts & Entertainment

WHAT: Acclaimed mystery writer, Manuel Ramos, will speak about his work

WHEN: Friday, October 16, 2015 at 6 :30 pm

WHERE: Murder by the Book
2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, Texas 77005


Acclaimed mystery writer, Manuel Ramos, will speak about his work on Friday, October 16, at 6:30pm at Murder By The Book (2342 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005). He will read from his latest book, “The Skull of Pancho Villa and Other Stories” (March 31, 2015). Many of the stories feature Mexican Americans struggling with their circumstances as an ethnic minority in the United States. Others cover historical events, from the Mexican Revolution to an encounter with Jack Kerouac. All spotlight Ramos’ artistry and dexterity as he shifts from noir to historical and even ficción rápida, or flash fiction. Acclaimed author Luis Alberto Urrea says the “the Godfather of Chicano noir hits us hard with this collection.”

Ramos’ presentation is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Houston Arts Alliance and the University of Houston’s Arte Público Press.

MANUEL RAMOS is the recipient of several literary awards and the author of numerous novels, including “Desperado: A Mile High Noir” (Arte Público Press, 2013), “King of the Chicanos” (Wings Press, 2010), “Brown-on-Brown: A Luis Móntez Mystery” (University of New Mexico Press, 2003) and “The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz” (St. Martin’s Press, 1993; Northwestern University Press, 2004), an Edgar Award finalist. He lives and works in Denver, Colorado.

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