David Bowles

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David Bowles is a Mexican-American author from south Texas, where he teaches at the University of Texas Río Grande Valley. Recipient of awards from the American Library Association, Texas Institute of Letters and Texas Associated Press, he has written several titles, most notably the Pura Belpré Honor Book THE SMOKING MIRROR.

Additionally, his work has been published in multiple anthologies, plus venues such as Asymptote, Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine, Metamorphoses, Rattle, Translation Review, and the Journal of Children's Literature.

In 2017, Bowles was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters.

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