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Alex Espinoza

Alex Espinoza was born in Tijuana, Mexico. He came to the United States with his family at the age of two and grew up in suburban Los Angeles. Author of the novel Still Water Saints, he received an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. A recipient of the Margaret Bridgman Fellowship in Fiction at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Espinoza is currently an associate professor of English at California State University, Fresno.

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The Five Acts of Diego Leon
Written by Alex Espinoza
Random House | Hardcover | March 2013
$26.00/31.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-6540-0 (1-4000-6540-2)

Acclaimed author Alex Espinoza, whose writing Lisa See has called “fresh, magical, beautiful, and evocative,” returns with a captivating, unforgettable novel set in Hollywood’s Golden Age, as a gifted and determined young man leaves Mexico—and everything he’s ever known—to follow his dreams.
 
Growing up in a rural village at the... Read more






Los santos de Agua Mansa, California
Written by Alex Espinoza, Translated by Liliana Valenzuela
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | January 2007
$14.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7734-9 (0-8129-7734-3)

Agua Mansa, un pueblo en gran parte hispano más allá de la periferia de Los Ángeles, es el hogar de Perla Portillo y su Botánica Oshún, adonde acude la gente en busca de amuletos, hierbas y velas. Más que nada, buscan los consejos de Perla, quien ha estado al servicio de... Read more






Still Water Saints
Written by Alex Espinoza
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | February 2008
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7627-4 (0-8129-7627-4)

“As perfect as the beads of a rosary.”
–Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street

“Fresh, magical, beautiful, evocative” says Lisa See, about this wonderful first novel by Alex Espinoza. Still Water Saints chronicles a momentous year in the life of Agua Mansa, a largely Latino town beyond the fringes of... Read more





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