Denise Chavez is a novelist, playwright, actress, director, and teacher. A native of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Ms. Chavez still lives in the house where she was raised. A recipient of the 1995 Governor’s Award in Literature, her books include Face of an Angel and The Last of the Menu Girls. During her residency, Ms. Chavez worked on a novel entitled The King and Queen of Comezon that addresses the complex issues of the Mexican-American border. Ms. Chavez founded and directs the annual Border Book Festival. Read more here.
Denise Chavez elsewhere on Lannan.orgDenise Chavez, 2000, (Residency)
Denise Chavez with Sandra Cisneros, 2001, (Events)
Lucille Clifton with Denise Chavez, 1999, (Events)