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Daniel Chacón

Daniel Chacón is a professor of creative writing at the University of Texas, El Paso. He earned a master's of fine arts in creative writing from the University of Oregon. He is the author of several books, including "Kafka in a Skirt," "The Cholo Tree" and "Hotel Juárez: Stories, Rooms and Loops," which won the 2014 PEN Oakland Award for Literary Excellence.


Kafka in a Skirt
Nuestras Raices
The University of Arizona Press
October 2019
ISBN 9780816539918
168 pages
$16.95, INSTORE
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Kafka in a Skirt is not your ordinary short story collection. In his newest work, Daniel Chacón subverts expectation and breaks down the walls of reality to create stories that are intriguing, hilarious, and deeply rooted in Chicano culture.

The Cholo Tree
Children / Teens
Pinata Books
March 2017
ISBN 9781558858404
272 pages
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This novel follows a young Chicano artist who develops his craft while dealing with the daily struggles of his family, community and his own addictions.

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