LOS ANGELES, CA – America Libre, the debut novel of Raul Ramos y Sanchez, won Best Novel-Adventure or Drama-English at the 2008 International Latino Book Awards held during this year’s Book Expo America in Los Angeles.
The International Latino Book Awards honor literary works in English and Spanish from the U.S., Mexico, Central and South America and Spain and are sponsored by Latino Literacy Now, a non-profit organization that supports and promotes literacy and literary excellence within the Latino community.
The second place award in the Best Novel–Adventure or Drama–English category went to Guillermo Arriaga, the author of six novels and seven screenplays. Among Arriaga’s most notable films are Babel, 21 Grams, Amores Perros, and The Three Burials of Melquiadas Estradas. Renowned Cuban-born novelist Cristina Garcia received Honorable Mention. Garcia has written seven novels including Dreaming In Cuban, a 1992 National Book Award finalist.
Causes Raul Ramos y Sanchez Supports
Chicar Youth Empowerment
National Society for Hispanic Professionals