Tony Diaz

Writer, Activist, and Professor

Writer, activist, and professor Tony Diaz Diaz, El Librotraficante, was the first Chicano to earn an MFA from the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. He’s author of THE AZTEC LOVE GOD and is included in HECHO EN TEJAS: The Anthology of Texas Mexican Writers edited by Dagoberto Gilb. His essays have appeared in the Houston Chronicle, Texas Observer,, the Los Angeles Times, and Huffington Post Latino Voices, & other publications. He just finished writing the textbook "The Mexican American Studies Toolkit" ( In 1998, Diaz founded Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say which was the foundation for the Librotraficantes. He hosts the group’s weekly radio show on KPFT 90.1 FM Houston and is a political analyst on "What's Your Point" on Fox 26 Houston.