Richard Rodriguez

Famed public intellectual, essayist and television journalist who’s unafraid to take on controversial issues of race, religion, and education in America

  • 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 Memoryand Days of Obligation
  • In 1993Days 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.

  • In 1997, he received a George Peabody Award for his televised essays on American life.
  • In 2002, Brown was nominated for the National Book Critics Award.
  • His new 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.

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