- Hailed in the Washington Post as “one of the most eloquent and probing public intellectuals in the country.” A master of the personal essay, Rodriguez writes about the intersection of his personal life with some of the most vexing public issues of our time.
- Award-winning author of Brown, Hunger of Memory, and Days of Obligation
Days of Obligation was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in non-fiction and he received the Frankel Award (later renamed “The National Humanities Medal), the highest honor the Federal government gives to recognize work done in the humanities.
- He received a George Peabody Award for his televised essays on American life.
- Brown was nominated for the National Book Critics Award.
- His latest book, Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography considers the “desert religions” (Christianity, Islam, Judaism) in the aftermath of September 11, and asserts that women be seen as central to religion.
- His books are frequently used in “Community Reads” and “1st Year Reads” programs.