Seven characters. Seven stories that capture uniquely American slices of the Latino immigrant experience. Seven explorations of humanity, longing, suffering and hope that beckon for America to reconsider and revolutionize its views of immigrants and immigration. Seven for the Revolution: Winner of four International Latino Book Awards, including First Place for Best Popular – Fiction and First Place for Best First Book – Fiction.
About the Author:
Award-winning author Rudy Ruiz was selected as #1 among the Top Ten "New" Latino Authors to Watch & Read in 2015 by LatinoStories.com. Ruiz was born in Brownsville, Texas, the son and grandson of Mexican immigrants. He grew up in a bilingual, bicultural setting along both sides of the border. At 17 he enrolled at Harvard, where he studied both government and creative writing, graduating with honors and going on to earn a Masters in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Since 1995 he has been the CEO of Interlex Communications, an advocacy marketing agency. His first book, "¡Adelante!", was acclaimed as a guide for immigrants to success in America. His essay in the anthology "Going Hungry" was recognized in Newsweek Magazine for shattering stereotypes on eating disorders. His most recent book is his fiction debut, a collection of short stories titled "Seven for the Revolution." The book won First Place in two categories of the 2014 International Latino Book Awards, including Best Popular Fiction Book and The Mariposa Award for Best First Book - Fiction. Ruiz has been hailed as "a cultural visionary" by the National Hispanic Institute.