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Faculty: Dagoberto Gilb


 Dagoberto Gilb

Writer in Residence and Executive Director of Centro Victoria

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Dagoberto Gilb is the author of the novel The Flowers, Gritos, an essay collection which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Woodcuts of Women, The Last Known Residence of Mickey Acuña, and The Magic of Blood, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award and was a PEN Faulkner finalist. He also edited Hecho en Tejas: An Anthology of Texas Mexican Literature, which won the 2007 PEN Southwest Book Award for nonfiction.

He has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship, a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and Whiting Writers’ Award, as well as regional honors such as the Dobie Paisano Fellowship. Anthologized widely, his fiction and nonfiction have appeared in a wide array of magazines, including Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Threepenny Review, The Nation, New York Times, Washington Post, GQ, Ploughshares, Slate, Aztlan, Callaloo, and many others.

Gilb has a B.A and M.A. in Philosophy and Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has taught at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Wyoming, the University of Arizona, Vassar, California State University, Fresno, and Texas State University, where he was a full professor of English on its creative writing faculty. At the University of Houston-Victoria, Gilb is the executive director of Centro Victoria: Center for Mexican American Literature and Culture. He is also writer-in-residence at UHV.