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Victor Villasenor

Born: May 11, 1940

Birthplace: Carlsbad

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Victor Villasenor

Date of Birth : May 11, 1940
Birth Place : Carlsbad

Victor Villasenor is a Mexican-American writer, best known for the national bestselling book Rain of Gold. Villasenor's works are often taught in American schools. He went on to write Thirteen Senses: A Memoir, a continuation of Rain of Gold. His book Burro Genius: A Memoir describes his life. The author has received awards and endorsements, including an appointment to serve as the founding Steinbeck Chair at Hartnell College and the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, from February 2003 to March 2004. Lion Eyes, published in 2008, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.


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  • Novelist

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