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Beryl Gilroy

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards) — British History.

(c.1925– ),

Guyanese novelist and autobiographical writer, born in Berbice, British Guiana (now Guyana). She moved to Britain in 1951, where she worked for the BBC Caribbean...

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Denise Chavez

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

(1948– ),

Hispanic dramatist, born in Las Cruces, New Mexico, educated at New Mexico State University, Trinity University in San Antonio, and the University of New Mexico. Her...

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Edgar Mittelholzer

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards) — British History.

(1909–65),

Guyanese novelist, born in British Guiana (now Guyana) from where he moved to Trinidad before emigrating to England in 1948. His first novel, Corentyne Thunder (1941),...

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Julia Alvarez

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards) — United States History.

(1950– ),

American Latina novelist; born in New York, she spent her early years in the Dominican Republic. Alvarez later became a professor of English at Middlebury College,...

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Oscar Acosta

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards) — United States History.

(1935–74?),

Chicano writer, born in El Paso, Texas. Acosta was a controversial figure whose narratives focused on ethnicity and the cultural history of the Chicano people. Also a...

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Tomás Rivera

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

(1935–1984),

writer. At his death in May 1984, Tomás Rivera had earned a reputation as a respected educator and administrator who had risen from poverty to the position of...

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