Rudolfo Anaya is an American author. Best known for his 1972 novel Bless Me, Ultima, Anaya is considered one of the founders of the canon of contemporary Chicano literature.
✦ The character of Ultima literally came to Anaya in a dream.
✦ Anaya has two master’s degrees, one in literature, and other in counseling.
✦ He learned to speak English only when he started school.