Tim Z. Hernandez

Tim Z. Hernandez is an award-winning author, research scholar, and performer. He holds a BA from Naropa University and a MFA from Bennington College. 

Hernandez’s work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, C-SPAN, and NPR’s All Things Considered. Public Radio International named his book, Mañana Means Heaven (University of Arizona Press, 2013), as one of their 2013 Books of the Year.

In 2011, Hernandez was named one of sixteen “New American Poets” by the Poetry Society of America, and most recently he was recognized for his research on locating the victims of the 1948 plane wreck at Los Gatos Canyon, the incident made famous by Woody Guthrie’s song of the same name, which is chronicled in Hernandez’s documentary novel, All They Will Call You (University of Arizona Press, 2017). 

Hernandez is the recipient of numerous awards, most notably the American Book Award, the Colorado Book Award, and the International Latino Book Award.

Hernandez is currently an associate professor in the University of Texas at El Paso’s bilingual MFA in creative writing program. He lives in El Paso.