Latino Award-Winning Author Rolando Hinojosa-Smith Died, Age, Cause of Death, Wiki, Nationality, Biography, Net Worth

Rolando Hinojosa-Smith was an American novelist, essayist, and poet who taught English at the University of Texas at Austin as the Ellen Clayton Garwood Professor.

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Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, an award-winning Latino author, died at the age of 93.

Romeo Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, an internationally recognized author, poet, and essayist who exploited his life in the Texas Rio Grande Valley to write a series of award-winning novels, has died, according to his family. He was 93 years old when he died. Hinojosa was best known for his “Klail City Death Trip” series, which depicted life in fictional Belken County and Klail City. He died on Tuesday. Hinojosa-Smith received the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle in 2013. “He was a writer’s writer,” remarked John Morán González, a University of Texas at Austin professor of American and English literature.

The bilingual series has drawn comparisons to William Faulkner’s “As I Lay Dying” and its fictional Yoknapatawpha County, as well as Gabriel Garcá Márquez’s fictional Macondo in “One Hundred Years of Solitude.” When Hinojosa’s prize was announced in 2013, Elizabeth Culliford, a professor and chair of the English department at UT Austin, commented, “Like William Faulkner, Rolando has memorialized his ‘small postage stamp of native soil,’ the borderlands of the Rio Grande Valley.” “Estampas del Valle,” the first book in the series, won the Premio Quinto Sol award for best work by a Chicano author in 1973.

Hinojosa won the Premios Casa de las Américas prize for “Klail City y Sus Alrededores,” a major award for Latin American literature. In a chapter on Hinojosa-Smith for Encyclopedia Britannica, Jaime Armin Meja, an associate professor of English and Chicano literature at Texas State University, wrote, “Writing in two languages, experimenting with different genres of fiction, and having a sarcastic, cutting Texas Mexican wit make Hinojosa one of the most influential American writers in the late 20th century and early 21st century.”

Interview with Humanities Texas

In a 2014 interview with Humanities Texas, the state chapter of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Hinojosa-Smith stated that he chose to establish a town so that he would not be restricted in his writing. “Kalil City is very significant to me because it gives me the opportunity to write about any town in the Valley, any event, any historical moment, and the various ethnicities that live there,” he explained.

“I’ve always insisted on being authentic to the area, on having a sense of the place, to persuade the reader that whatever they’re reading, this writer understands what he’s talking about.” In the interview, he stated, “It’s simple for me to write about home.”

Rolando Hinojosa-Smith Age, Family, and Early Life

The author Rolando Hinojosa-Smith was born in 1929 (93 years old) in Texas. His Zodiac sign and ethnicity are not known. He holds an American Nationality.

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His father fought in the Mexican Revolution, while his mother took care of the family on the other side of the border. Hinojosa was a voracious reader as a child and was reared speaking Spanish until junior high when English became the dominant language. His grandmother, mother, and three of his four siblings are among his relatives. The exact identity of Rolando Hinojosa-Smith’s family members is not known.

Rolando Hinojosa-Smith Career, What is his profession?

Rolando Hinojosa-Smith was an American novelist, essayist, and poet who taught English at the University of Texas at Austin as the Ellen Clayton Garwood Professor.

Rolando Hinojosa-Smith Wife, What about his Relationship?

The information about Rolando Hinojosa-Smith’s relationship is not known. But According to online sources, he has one daughter.

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Which school and college did he go to?

Talking about the educational background of Rolando, there are no sources providing data on his education.

The high school he went to and the university he graduated from are all under review. This, we can assume that he completed his education in his hometown.

How much is Rolando Hinojosa-Smith Net worth?

The net worth of Rolando Hinojosa-Smith is not revealed in the media yet. He has never spoken about his net worth to the general public or revealed anything on the web yet.

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Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

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Physical Appearance of  Rolando Hinojosa-Smith’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair colorwhite
Eye colorHazel
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

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Relationship StatusMarried