Four Guiding Principles for the Lived Experience

Helena Viramontes, Spring 2012 Mary Routt Chair of Writing, presents a lecture to speak on the legacy of Cesar Chavez.

Helena Viramontes is the author of the novel Their Dogs Came with Them and two previous works of fiction, The Moths and Other Stories and the novel Under the Feet of Jesus. Named a USA Ford Fellow in 2007 by United States Artists, she is also the recipient of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature, a Sundance Institute Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and the Luis Leal Award. She is Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, where she is at work on a new novel.


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