José Antonio Villarreal (30 July 1924 – 13 January 2010) was a Chicano novelist.
Villarreal was born in 1924 in Los Angeles, California, to migrant Mexican farmworkers. Like Juan Manuel Rubio in Pocho, Villarreal's father fought with Pancho Villa in the Mexican Revolution. He spent four years in the Navy before attending the University of California at Berkeley in 1950.
Famous quotes containing the word antonio:
“Socialism can only arrive by bicycle.”
—José Antonio Viera Gallo (b. 1943)