Michael Nava, author of the Henry Rios detective fiction series, visited Dr. Richard Reitsma’s SPA 436: Novela Negra class to discuss his novel Lay Your Sleeping Head, and his life as a lawyer and a writer. Michael Nava’s importance to the detective fiction genre cannot be overstated: he created Henry Rios, the first Mexican American gay detective in fiction.
In addition to the eight book series of Henry Rios, Nava is also the author of a historical novel The City of Palaces, he is currently working on the sequel.
The conversation with Michael Nava (which was conducted in English), is available on our YouTube channel.
Submitted by: Dr. Richard D. Reitsma, chair, associate professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, & Cultures