Happy Birthday to Julian Olivares

Happy Birthday to Julian Olivares — writer, editor, translator, educator, and US Navy veteran — who was born in San Antonio, Texas on December 6, 1941.  Olivares earned his BA at California State University and his MA at the University of Texas.  Olivares served at several universities, and won grants from institutions such as the Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  He edited numerous books and literary magazines that heighten the awareness of Chicano and Hispanic culture.  Olivares’ lifelong commitment is to “… bringing national recognition to the contributions to the national heritage by Hispanic American writers and to assuring their place in the tradition of American letters.” (Image of book jacket)