Friday, February 22, 2013

Meet Michael Nava

Michael Nava’s acclaimed Henry Rios Mysteries feature a gay public defender working in the 1980's in San Francisco. “My interest is social justice isn’t abstract – it’s personal,” says Nava of the subject matter of his work. His novels give voices to characters vastly underrepresented in mystery fiction, or more often, characters represented as the criminals and the perpetrators as opposed to the protagonists.
Widely acclaimed for the emotional depth he brings to his characters, his mysteries have won several awards, and Nava was presented with the Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award for Gay and Lesbian literature. 

Nava is a judicial attorney for the California Supreme Court, where he advocates for diversity in both the legal profession and the judiciary. His work in the field has inspired his writing. He lives in San Francisco and continues to write fiction.

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