Author Abraham Rodriguez Jr. is an author well-versed in the hardships of city life. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, he has opened the doors of inner-city America to the world by writing about an environment he knows best: his own.

Mr. Rodriguez is best known for his books The Boy Without A Flag, a 1993 New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Spidertown, winner of a 1995 American Book Award, which has also appeared in British, Dutch, German, and Spanish editions. Spidertown has been optioned by Columbia Pictures.

Mr. Rodgriguez's newest novel, The Buddha Book, which will be published by St. Martin's Press, is scheduled for release this year.

His work has appeared in dozens of anthologies and literary magazines including Story, Best Stories from New Writers, Chattahoochie Review, and Alternative Fiction & Poetry. He was the recipient of a grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2000, and he has served as a literary panel member on the NewYork State Council of the Arts.

Mr. Rodriguez's current projects include writing the narration for a film called "Chenrezi Vision," and starting an East-Coast small press named "Art Bridge."


The Boy Without A Flag

Spidertown The Buddha Book



bullet Book Review by Daniel Frick
bullet Commentary on the book by Emily Peterson


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:   (Works about the Author)

bulletDomínguez Miguela, Antonia.  "Una nación dividida: The Boy Without a Flag de Abraham Rodríguez." en Pasajes de ida y vuelta: La narrativa puertorriqueña en Estados Unidos. Huelva: Servicio de publicaciones de la Universidad de Huelva, 2005.
bullet Feliu, Fernando. "Esa no Es Mi Bandera: La Identidad Puertorriquena En 'the Boy without a Flag' De Abraham Rodriguez Jr. Y 'El Juramento' De Rene Marques." Bilingual Review 24.3: 230-240
bullet FUENTES, Ada.  “Mas allá de la estética Nuyorican y la guagua aérea: La narratuva de Abraham Rodríguez,Jr.”  Diálogo 5 (2001),




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