Little is known about DANIEL VENEGAS, author of Las aventuras de Don Chipote. In the 1920s, he ran a satirical newspaper called El Malcriado (The Brat). He wrote several plays, including ¿Quién es culpable? (1924), Nuestro egoísmo (1926) and El con-su-la-do (date unknown). All of his plays received critical acclaim in the Mexican and Mexican-American newspapers of the time. Venegas is thought to have come from a laborer background similar to that of the protagonist of Don Chipote.
NICOLÁS KANELLOS is the Brown Foundation professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Houston and founder-director of Arte Público Press, the most accomplished publisher of U.S. Hispanic literature. He is a fellow of the Ford, Lilly and Gulbenkian Foundations and of the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 1988 he was awarded the White House Hispanic Heritage Award, and in 1989 the American Book Award in the Publisher/Editor category. Author of five books on U.S. Hispanic literature and theatre, Dr. Kanellos was appointed in 1994 by President Bill Clinton and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve on the National Council on the Humanities. He also directs the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project, a national project to locate, study, index and commit to print and electronic media the whole of U.S. Hispanic literature from colonial times to 1960.
ETHRIAM CASH BRAMMER is a Chicano writer, born and raised in the border community of El Centro, California.
He currently lives in Detroit with his family.