DAVID RICE splits his time between writing short stories about growing up and living in the Rio Grande Valley, mentoring and teaching students at Edcouch-Elsa High School as part of the Llano Grande Center for Research and Development, and helping to advise Cine Las Americas Media Arts Center in Austin. His latest collection of short stories, Crazy Loco (Dial Books, 2001), received the American Library Association “Best Books for Young Readers 2001” Award. Mr. Rice cites among his influences Rolando Hinojosa, a fellow Mexican-American author from the Rio Grande Valley. Rice’s work, which has drawn praise from Hinojosa, has been anthologized in Bilingual Review Journal, Fantasmas, New World Latino Writers, Twelve Shots: Outstanding Short Stories about Guns, and Working Days: Short Stories about Teenagers at Work.
updated: 21 april 03