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Michael Nava

Michael Nava is the author of an acclaimed series of eight crime novels featuring gay, Mexican-American criminal defense lawyer Henry Rios. The Rios novels have won seven Lambda Literary awards and Nava was called by The New York Times , "one of our best." In 2001, he was awarded the Publishing Triangle's Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award in LGBT Literature. A native Californian and the grandson of Mexican immigrants, he divides his time between San Francisco and Palm Springs.